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Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Jaime Hernandez is one of the forefathers of the 1980s–’90s alternative comics and graphic novel movement; his DIY, punk attitude toward the medium has filtered down to the 21st century’s Tumblr comics generation. In this millennium, every page Hernandez draws is die-cut flawless and ready for reproduction; but it wasn’t always that way. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of the raw, unretouched original art, via select stories — masterpieces, all— from the first fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comic book. These include such classic and beloved stories such as “The Death of Speedy,” “Chester Square,” and “Wigwam Bam.” This book traces the evolution of one of the form’s greatest long-form storytellers from his punk-poster beginnings to the synthesizing of his influences — such as Jack Kirby (Avengers), Steve Ditko (Spider-Man), and Owen Fitzgerald (Dennis the Menace) — to his current, every-line-isorganic- and-essential style; it will be indispensable for collectors, fans, and cartooning students. Like Charles Schulz, another influence, Hernandez’s work looks deceptively effortless; like The Art of Peanuts, this book will illuminate his genius.