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  • SF – Will Eisner Week 2015

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    Press Release:

    The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a spirited discussion of the legendary creator’s life and artwork on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm. San Francisco-based comic creators Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (Fables), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink) will discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors.

    About WILL EISNER WEEK:
    WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    MN – 30 years of Locas (… and Counting) Exhibit

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    Jaime Hernandez appears on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at Minneapolis College of Art and Design as the special guest for an artist’s reception from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, surrounding a talk at 7:00 PM in Auditorium 150.

    About the exhibit:

    This solo exhibition features the work of renowned comic artist Jaime Hernandez who, with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, published the first issue of Love and Rockets in 1982. The black-and-white magazine ushered in a new alternative comics scene, featuring stories of high comedy and drama and spotlighting people who had rarely been seen in comics before.

    Over the years the brothers developed their own storylines and spinoffs. Jaime’s Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories, tells the story of Maggie Chascarrillo, a bisexual, Mexican-American woman attempting to define herself in a community rife with class, race, and gender issues. As the New York Times Book Review described Locas, “These stories have all the visual smarts of film and the narrative smarts of literature….Hernandez specializes in psychological detail; we see both text and subtext immediately ….What better than to open a book that shows there is more going on than we dream of in our workaday philosophies?”

    The retrospective show in MCAD Gallery will include examples of Jaime’s original drawings and publications from the early 1980s to the present.

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
    2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

    UK – Love & Rockets Signing

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    Jaime Hernandez appears at Gosh! Comics for a signing on Wednesday the 29th of May from 5:00 till 7:00pm! He will also appear the next day at the Comica Festival for a lecture from 6:30 – 8:00pm! These are the only two appearances he has scheduled for London! Don’t miss out!

    Gosh Comics 
    1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
    United Kingdom

    Marble Season Signing Tour

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    Gilbert Hernandez goes on tour for Marble Season in April & May 2013! Gilbert 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. Seriously folks, don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.

    Here are his dates written out nice ‘n’ neat! It’s going to be a GOOD spring.

    BALTIMORE: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm
    101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University

    NEW YORK CITY: Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm
    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Ave.

    MONTREAL: Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

    CHICAGO: Thursday April 18th, 7 pm
    Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave.

    PORTLAND, OR: Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm
    Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside

    LOS ANGELES: Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm
    Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

    FORT WORTH, TX: Friday April 26th
    Texas Library Association, Forth Worth Convention Center

    TORONTO: Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th
    TCAF, Toronto Reference Library

    CA – Marble Season Signing

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    Gilbert Hernandez signs at Skylight Books on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

    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 creator 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.

    Skylight Books
    1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Tel: 323.660.1175

    OR – Marble Season Signing

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    Gilbert Hernandez signs at Powell’s Books on Sunday, April 21st at 7:30 pm!

    Press Release:

    Marble Season (Drawn & Quarterly) is the semiautobiographical novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, author of the epic masterpiece Palomar and co-creator, with his brothers, Jaime and Mario, of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series. Marble Season tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comic legends but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in 1960s suburban California. Pop-culture references — TV shows, comic books, and music — saturate this evocative story of a young family navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics. An all-ages story, Marble Season masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as with the children of the ’60s.

    Powell’s Books
    1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

    IL – Marble Season Signing

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    Gilbert Hernandez signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday April 18th at 7:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Join beloved cartoonist  (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 Funny books 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 creator 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 world-building in childhood.

    Quimby’s Bookstore
    1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    773-342-0910

    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.

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    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

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