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Hignite, Todd M. The Art of Jaime Hernandez. The Secrets of Life and Death. New York: Abrams, 2010. (224 S.)
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8109-9570-0
BibTeX citation key: Hignite2010
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Keywords: "Love and Rockets", Biographie, Hernandez. Jaime, Schaffensprozess, USA
Publisher: Abrams (New York)
In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book titled Love and Rockets, and “changed American cartooning forever” according to Publishers Weekly. Twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.
Jaime Hernandez's moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California's Mexican-American culture and the punk milieu.
In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work in the New York Times Magazine, all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.
Table of Contents
Alison Bechdel: Introduction (9)
1. Love (Family) and Rockets in Oxnard (35)
Afterword: The Secrets of Life and Death (217)
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