On sale date: April 2, 2019
In the follow-up to the LA Book Prize-winning The Love Bunglers, the Locas get the band back together—literally.
Maggie and Hopey leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to go to a punk scene reunion in their old neighborhood. Threaded throughout are flashbacks to 1979, during the formative stages in their lifelong relationship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. Serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets: New Stories and the new comic book series, Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s unsentimental, long-form masterpiece together for the first time.
“Love and Rockets [is] the rare pop cultural artifact that renders Latinas not as archetypes, but as rich and profound human beings full of messy contradiction and ambivalence.” — LA Times
“A poignant reintroduction to two beloved characters and their long-standing relationship.” — The New Yorker
“This is an aching graphic novel about regret and growing older, and the ability — or inability — to confront the past.” — The New York Times
“Love and Rockets has created a community of misfits filled with as much anger as warmth, with as many mistakes as wisdom, and with as much sadness as joy. That full spectrum is embodied most beautifully in [protagonists] Maggie and Hopey, and Is This How You See Me? reinforces it perfectly.” — PopMatters
“While longtime fans will discover extra levels of joy and regret in this installment, even those who pick this up as their introduction to the series will be moved by its tale of growing older without necessarily growing up.” — Publishers Weekly
- Black and white
- 9.1" × 11.3"