Synopses & Reviews
Included in this collection from two of the most brilliant cartoonists America are some of the finest achievements from Los. Bros! Jaime's classic stories "Izzy-in-Mexico" and "Spring 1982" demonstrate his narrative and graphic mastery, and his tongue-in-cheek soap opera "Ninety-Three Million Miles from the Sun... and Counting" is a classic Maggie and Hopey story. All this, plus "Li'l Ray" (done in the style of classic comics), "Below My Window Lurks My Head" (Ray vs. Danita's jealous and murderous ex-husband), and more. While Gilbert has only two major stories in this volume, they're some of his best: "Frida" is an extraordinary comics biography of the Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo, and "A Folk Tale" is a funny and very modern re-telling of...well, a classic folk tale.
The original, seminal Love & Rockets comic book series, which ran for 50 issues from 1981 to 1996, singlehandedly defined the post-underground generation of comics that spawned Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and so many others. Now collected into 15 volumes, Love & Rockets is a body of work that The Nation has described as "one of the hidden treasures of our impoverished culture." Created by brothers Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez, three Southern California Mexican-Americans armed with a passion for pop culture and punk rock, Love & Rockets gave a voice to minorities and women for the first time in the medium's then 50-year history and remains one of the greatest achievements in comic book history.
Three stories demonstrate Jaime's mastery, including a classic Maggie and Hopey story. Gilbert contributes an extraordinary comics biography of Frida Kahlo and a funny and very modern re-telling of a classic folk tale.
About the Author
Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie's life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.