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Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Mario HernandezLove and RocketsJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandezevents 31 Oct 2012 12:16 PM

The Hernandez Bros in San Francisco

During APE weekend, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA launched the exhibit: Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration. This career-spanning retrospective features more than 50 pieces of original artwork from the groundbreaking comic.

People teased me & Mike about how excited we were to see the exhibit ("Don't you see their originals all the time at the office?"), but it really did give me goosebumps to see these 30-year-old pages in person. When Mike & I got back to the hotel, he tweeted this:

Yup, pretty much.

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

The opening reception was packed from the beginning of the event to the very end! It was hard to keep track of Jaime, Gilbert and Mario as everyone wanted a chance to talk with them!

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Speaking of Mario, this show gave me a whole new appreciation for his work! I mean, just check out that groovy Jim Flora-esque portrait of the Bros he drew in 1997! So great! I wanna see more of Mario's artwork!! 

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

The exhibit runs through March 10th, 2013, so if you live in the San Francisco area, or will be visiting, I cannot urge you enough to drop by the Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission Street. Not only will you get to see this jaw-dropping exhibit, but the whole museum itself is an absolute treasure. I wish we could've spent more time there!

For those who can't see it in person, Mike & I have some more low-lit camera-phone photos at the Fantagraphics Flickr page. Thank you to the Cartoon Art Museum for hosting this wonderful retrospective, and of course, thank you, as always, to the Hernandez Brothers!

Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary poster