QC – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez as he launches MARBLE SEASON, the first semi-autobiographical story about his childhood in suburban California.

Hernandez will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.

The presentation will be followed by a Q+A and signing, so don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.


Mercredi 17 avril à 19h

Venez rencontrer le grand bédéiste Gilbert Hernandez pour le lancement de MARBLE SEASON, la première histoire semi-autobiographique de son enfance dans la banlieue californienne.

Hernandez présentera « From Funny Books to Graphic Novels, » un diaporama qui rend hommage aux bandes dessinées qu’il a lu étant enfant. Il parlera des BD classiques que l’on retrouve dans MARBLE SEASON et qui ont influencé Gilbert ainsi que ses frères Jaime et Mario dès leur jeunesse, tous les trois devenus depuis des créateurs véritablement légendaires.

Une période de questions/réponses, ainsi qu’une séance de dédicace suivra la présentation. Ne manquez pas cette occasion de mieux connaître l’homme derrière trente ans de carrière qui ont marqué l’histoire de la bande dessinée.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

NYC – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at the Housing Works Bookstore on Tuesday, April 16th AT 7:00PM.

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel Marble Season, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing. These silver age comics not only influenced Marble Season, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.

Marble Season is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, Marble Season is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and worldbuilding in childhood.

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

MD – Marble Season Lecture

marble_seasonGilbert Hernandez appears at Johns Hopkins University for a lecture and signing on Monday April 15th at 5:30 pm!

Press Release:

Join the Homewood Art Workshops in welcoming Spring ’13 Visiting Artist Gilbert Hernandez! An acclaimed cartoonist/graphic novelist who, with brother Jaime, created the brilliant series Love & Rockets, Hernandez makes his first visit to Johns Hopkins on Monday, April 15. He will present a fascinating slide show on the evolution of his work, “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels,” at 5:30 p.m. in Mattin 101,F. Ross Jones Bldg.

Immediately following his talk, Hernandez will sign copies of his new semi-autobiographical novel, Marble Season.

Johns Hopkins University
101 Mattin Center, Baltimore, MD

WA – Love & Rockets 30th Anniversary

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Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez celebrate 30 years of Love & Rockets at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Special musical guest Geneviève Castrée performs.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories

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Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to host Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00-11:00pm. This will be the opening reception for a career-spanning retrospective exhibition including more than 50 pieces of original artwork from the groundbreaking Fantagraphics comic. This event coincides with the annual Alternative Press Expo (APE), which takes place at San Francisco’s Concourse on October 13 and 14. Special guests for this party include Love and Rockets creators Jaime, Gilbert, and Mario Hernandez, with additional guests to be announced.

Visitors will enjoy food and drink from local vendors, live drawing events, and the company of dozens of talented cartoonists. Admission for the event is on a sliding scale, from $5 to $50, with guests encouraged to donate whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Guests who donate $20 or more will receive an exclusive 30th anniversary print courtesy of Fantagraphics Books.

All proceeds from this reception will benefit The Cartoon Art Museum, a non-profit educational museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum on October 13, but they may also be pre-purchased through Guestist Ticketing.

For more information about the Alternative Press Expo, please visit their website.

Also on display in October 2012:

Sketchtravel: Acclaimed artists Dice Tsutsumi of Japan and Gerald Guerlais of France originated Sketchtravel as an international charity art project. A simple red sketchbook was passed from one artist to another, not unlike an Olympic torch, in an artistic relay through 12 countries over the course of four years. The end result was a beautiful sketchbook containing the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists including Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Studio Ghibli founder and animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. This sketchbook was sold at auction in 2011, raising funds for Room to Read, an international literacy non-profit, and helping to build five libraries in five third-world nations so far.

The Art of ParaNorman: The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film ParaNorman, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released nationwide by Focus Features on August 17, 2012. The exhibition features concept art, puppets, costumes and more from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s second stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D. In stop-motion animation, everything seen on screen actually exists in the real world, as opposed to computer-generated animation.

Small Press Spotlight on Jonas Madden-Connor: The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the art of self-publisher Jonas Madden-Connor in the latest installment of its ongoing Small Press Spotlight.

Fantagraphics Schedule at SPX 2012

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Press Release:

Join Fantagraphics this weekend for the 2012 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland! On September 15th & 16th, we’ll be filling the Marriott Betheseda Conference Center with some dazzling debuts, panels, and signings! Come meet your favorite artists and get your books signed:

Saturday, September 15th
11:30-1:00 PM     Lilli Carré // Noah Van Sciver
1:00 – 2:00 PM    Daniel Clowes // Phillip Nel
2:00 – 3:00 PM    Mark Newgarden
2:00 – 3:30 PM    Steven Weissman // Chris Wright 
3:30 – 4:30 PM    Kevin Huizenga // Rich Tommaso
4:30 – 6:30 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez

Sunday, September 16th
12:00-1:00 PM    Lilli Carré // Steven Weissman
1:00 – 2:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
2:00 – 3:00 PM    Phillip Nel // Rich Tommaso
3:00 – 4:00 PM    Chris Wright 
3:30 – 4:30 PM    Noah Van Sciver
4:00 – 5:00 PM    Kevin Huizenga
5:00 – 6:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez

Fantagraphics will be located at tables W40-W44, as seen in the map excerpt below! For a larger version of the complete floor map, please click here.

NYC – Love & Rockets Signing

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Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez appear at the Rock Shop on September 21, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Los Bros Hernandez are the artists responsible for creating the acclaimed independent comic series Love and Rockets.

The Rock Shop
249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

PA – Love & Rockets Signing

Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez sign at the Philadelphia Free Library on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30PM.

Limit of 5 signed books per person

Co-creators of the comic art series Love and Rockets, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez have been likened in the Times of London and elsewhere as “the graphic equivalent to the fabulism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate.” A decades-spanning oeuvre, Love and Rockets virtually defined the subversive alt-comic voice of the 1980s and has won a string of Harvey and Kirby Awards. The pair has also collaborated with their brother, Mario Hernandez, in addition to releasing several solo projects. Jaime’s comics include Locas, Penny Century, and Whoa, Nellie!, and Gilbert’s work includes New Love, Luba, New Tales of Old Palomar, and the graphic novel The Troublemakers. In 2009, the Hernandez brothers were named in Time’s “Top 100 Next Wave Storytellers,” and they continue to release new work more than 30 years after the original publication of their influential series.

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

MD – Love & Rockets Signing

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Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, creators of Love & Rockets, sign at Atomic Books on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:00pm!

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Atomic Books
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

DC – Love & Rockets Signing

Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez sign at Politics & Prose on Friday September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

P&P is excited once again to join the Small Press Expo, North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, to present some of the best graphic artists working today. The Hernandez Brothers will discuss the fifth volume of their long-running series; this installment recounts the visit of Frogmouth’s half-sister and the making of a film starring Luba’s granddaughter. For more information about SPX, please visit their website.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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