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Hignite, Todd M. The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death. New York: Abrams, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8109-9570-0
BibTeX citation key: Hignite2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Love and Rockets", Biography, Creative process, Hernandez. Jaime, USA
Creators: Hignite
Publisher: Abrams (New York)
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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artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.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)

Preface (11)

1. Love (Family) and Rockets in Oxnard (35)
2. “Junk” Culture (47)
3. The Cartoonist of Modern Life: Love and Rockets in the 1980s (71)
4. Maggie, Hopey, and the Gang (91)
5. Comics Publishing, Reception, and Peers (107)
6. The “Death of Speedy” Era (121)
7. The Art of Narrative: “Spring 1982” (135)
8. “Wigwam Bam” and “Chester Square”: 1990–1996 (151)
9. Whoa, Nellie and Penny Century: 1996–2000 (167)
10. Love and Rockets Vol. II and New Stories: 2000–Now (179)
11. Illustration: The Narrative of Art (191)
12. Sketchbooks (203)

Afterword: The Secrets of Life and Death (217)

Bibliography (220)
Index (222)

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