Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, co-creator of Love & Rockets, appears at Skylight Books on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:30 to discuss and sign his latest book IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME?
In Love and Rockets, Jaime Hernandez has followed the lives of his queer, Chicano cast of characters for over 30 years of romance, heartbreak, and the self-awareness that comes with age. Is This How You See Me? hones in on Jaime’s two most beloved characters, Maggie and Hopey, flashing backward and forward in time to reveal how the passage of time has molded these young LA punks into complex, middle-aged women. An intimate look at how people change and drift apart, yet remain deeply affected by their formative years, this graphic novel brings Hernandez’s L&R series full circle.
Jaime Hernandez, together with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, co-created the award-winning comic book series Love and Rockets in 1981, which Gilbert and Jaime continue to write and draw to this day. Jaime’s work is a perfect synthesis of the anarchistic, do-it-yourself aesthetic of the punk scene and an elegant cartooning style that recalls masters such as Charles M. Schulz and Alex Toth. Love and Rockets has evolved into one of the great bodies of American literary fiction, spanning four decades and countless high-water marks in the medium’s history. In 2017, Jaime was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. His newest book, Is This How You See Me?, continues the story of two most beloved characters, Maggie and Hopey.
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