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Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesLove and RocketsGilbert Hernandez 8 Dec 2014 10:00 AM

"Gilbert Hernandez created some of the most memorable characters in popular fiction." – Los Angeles Magazine

"There's no denying that Beto's comics reflect one of the highest peaks the comics medium has yet achieved." – The A.V. Club

"To lovers of alternative comics, Hernandez is something of a saint…" – The Telegraph

"In a real world, not the screwed-up world we have now, [Gilbert Hernandez] would be considered one of the greatest American storytellers. It's so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb." – Junot Diaz

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia
by Gilbert Hernandez

256-page black & white 7.25” x 10.25” softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-806-9

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/ofelia

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandez 8 Dec 2014 7:30 AM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7
by Los Bros Hernandez

100-page black & white 7.25" x 10.5" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-770-3

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

The seventh annual volume of Love and Rockets: New Stories, the most important and enduring alternative comics series in the history of the medium, finds Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez writing and drawing at the top of their game. In Jaime's stories, Maggie and Hopey take a road trip and much-needed break from their humdrum domestic lives and travel to visit a "sick friend." And, when the cat's away, Ray visits some old sick friends of his own. Plus Tonta's nutty family! Gilbert offers a veritable suite of stories, including "The Magic Voyage of Aladdin," a sweeping epic of derring-do in which Morgan Le Fey (Fritz) teams up with Aladdin to stop the evil Circle from obtaining the magic lamp; "The Golem Suit," a WWII sci-fi thriller starring "Killer"; and "Daughters and Mothers and Daughters," in which flashbacks to Luba's mother Maria reveal how ugly secrets of the past affect their family today.

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Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandez 2 Dec 2014 3:40 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Inside Page

This Tuesday afternoon, we've got our heads burrowed in our advance copies of Love and Rockets: New Stories #7. From the magical adventures of Aladdin to a Maggie and Hopey reunion, this is a hundred sweet pages packed with Beto and Jaime goodness.

New Stories #7 arrives January 2015. Get ahead of the game by pre-ordering your copy now!

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 1 Dec 2014 1:35 PM

The seventh annual volume of Love and Rockest: New Stories begins with a six-page excerpt of Gilbert Hernandez's "Killer in Palomar", where the titular protagonist ruminates aloud with her friend, Theo, on the killings that happened as a result of a man seeing her in a movie. Then, we skip over to three pages of Jaime Hernandez's Maggie and Ray, discussing Maggie's upcoming reunion trip with Hopey.

You can read the full nine page downloadable excerpt here, then head on over to the book page here to pre-order your copy for January delivery!

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Video/Photo Slidesho
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsGilbert Hernandez 21 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia
by Gilbert Hernandez

256-page black & white 7.25" x 10.25" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-806-9

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

In Ofelia, the sisters, the kids, and the cousins are all settled comfortably in California after leaving Palomar in Luba and Her Family. Luba and her cousin Ofelia’s relationship has always been fraught, but when Ofelia threatens to write a book about Luba, past memories, secrets, resentments, and pain resurface. Meanwhile, Luba’s children—genius Socorro, recently out-and-proud Doralís, and prickly Maricela—show that a talent for trouble may be hereditary. Luba’s sisters, Fritz and Petra, swap lovers (as usual), but…are Fritz and family friend Pipo sittin’ in a tree? These vividly drawn characters are charged with Hernandez’s trademark complexity; they live, love, age, fight— and die—in this sweeping, multigenerational saga.

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Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 13 Nov 2014 4:40 PM

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Inside Page

We're seeing a lot of red in the office today. A stack of Love and Rockets (Luba & Palomar Book 5): Ofelia advances are on our desks, and our productivity is at a temporary stall as we fawn over the latest from the Eisner award-winning mind of Gilbert Hernandez.

Be sure to grab your pre-order of this new Love and Rockets book for an on-schedule January delivery, and start off the new year right!

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 13 Nov 2014 11:30 AM

In Gilbert Hernandez's latest Love and Rockets book, Ofelia, Luba, her sisters, and their children are about settled into their new lives and homes in California. In the first 13 pages of our downloadable excerpt, the kids discuss Socorro's amazing ability to remember things, and then Luba tells her that she will skip another grade next year at school.

Ofelia is slated to come out in January and is ready for your pre-orders now! We know you've been hankering for some new Love and Rockets, so secure your copy soon—and why not check out Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 while you're at it?

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 11 Nov 2014 5:25 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover

The next book in our favorite fraternal duo's Eisner Award-winning series, Love and Rockets: New Stories #7, collects more of the epic, poignant, thrilling tales you've come to love and look forward to from Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. We are so excited to share this book's final cover art for you today! New Stories #7 is up on our site and available for pre-order now, so what are you waiting for? Grab your copy now for a January delivery!

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 4 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover

We are very pleased to reveal the final cover art for the next Palomar & Luba book by Eisner award-winning artist Gilbert Hernandez: Ofelia. This book takes place after the events of Luba and Her Family, with the sisters, kids, and cousins all settled in California after leaving Palomar. There is new strife between Luba and her cousin Ofelia, and Luba's children seem to have a penchant for seeking out trouble.

Ofelia is due out in January of the new year, but you can pre-order the book now. And we'll have more previews soon, Love and Rockets fans!

STANFORD: A Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez Talk
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Mario HernandezLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandezevents 7 Oct 2014 2:39 PM
Love and Rockets
ALTERNATIVE COMICS: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE HERNANDEZ BROTHERS
 
This Thursday, October 9th at Stanford University, not one but ALL three of the Hernandez Brothers are meeting to give a free talk from 5:30-7:30pm.This event will celebrate alternative comics by bringing renowned artists, the Hernandez Brothers, or Los Bros Hernandez, as they are often called, to campus. As perhaps its most well-known figures, the Hernandez Brothers offer unique insight into the complex dynamics of the alternative comics industry. Love & Rockets, the brainchild of Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez, emerged from the confluence of punk rock culture and the Latino community in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Subversive and groundbreaking, Love and Rockets would come to virtually define alternative comics. With its cast of highly individual, strongly-characterized women, its richly rendered and evocative depictions of barrio life, masterful cartooning and characters that aged in real time, Love and Rockets set the stage for an incredible flowering in alternative comics not seen since the 60s. This public panel discussion will feature Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez, in conversation with Ramon Saldivar (Professor, English & Comparative Literature, Stanford) and Scott Bukatman (Professor, Film & Media Studies, Art & Art History, Stanford). This event will address the history of alternative comics writ large, and the crucial roles of the Hernandez Brothers, or Los Bros Hernandez, in this story, as artists, independent producers, and Latinos. There will also be a book sale.

This event is possible thanks to the generous co-sponsorship of the Stanford Arts Institute, the Graphic Novel Project and the Creative Writing program, the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, the American Studies program and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
 Luba and Her Family Jaime Love Bunglers
This event is free and open to the public. More information here.
Stanford University 
Annenberg Auditorium
Cummings Art Building
50 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305







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