Maggie The Mechanic

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560977841
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The first of three volumes chronicles the globe-trotting adventures and exploits of Maggie, her best friend and occasional lover Hopey, and their companions, Peggy Century, her weirdo mentor Izzy, aging wrestler Rena Titanon, and Maggie's new love interest, Rand Race. Original.

Women At The Wheel

Author: Katherine J. Parkin
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812249534
Size: 12,13 MB
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Women at the Wheel shows how stereotypes of women as uninterested in automobiles and, more perniciously, as poor drivers, has little basis in historical reality. However, Katherine J. Parkin argues that in American culture women are still considered imposters when they are at the wheel.

The Love And Rockets Companion

Author: Marc Sobel
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606995790
Size: 13,11 MB
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The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) contains three incredibly in-depth and candid interviews with creators Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez: one conducted by writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline); one conducted some six years into the comic’s run by longtime L&R publisher Gary Groth; and one conducted by the book’s author, spanning Gilbert’s, Jaime’s and Mario’s careers, and looking to the future of the ongoing series, with a follow-up conversation with Groth. This book has foldout family trees for both Gilbert’s Palomar and Jaime’s Locas storylines; unpublished art; a character glossary (which is handy, considering that Gilbert alone has created 50+ characters!); highlights from the original series’ anarchic letters columns; timelines; and the most wide-ranging Hernandez Brothers bibliography ever compiled, including album and DVD covers, posters and more.

Perla La Loca

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 156097883X
Size: 12,60 MB
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In these classic "Locas" stories, Jaime drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in "Wigwam Bam"; Maggie contends with her inner demons, a murderous hooker, and an amorous lady wrestler; and Maggie, getting married?

The Girl From H O P P E R S

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560978511
Size: 10,58 MB
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This volume collects the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy―as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titanon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After the sci-fi trappings of his earliest stories (as seen in Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series), Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising. Also in this volume, Maggie begins her on-again off-again romance with Ray D., leading to friction and an eventual separation from Hopey.

Comics Studies Here And Now

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351015257
Size: 14,87 MB
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Comics Studies Here and Now marks the arrival of comics studies scholarship that no longer feels the need to justify itself within or against other fields of study. The essays herein move us forward, some in their re-diggings into comics history and others by analyzing comics—and all its transmedial and fan-fictional offshoots—on its own terms. Comics Studies stakes the flag of our arrival—the arrival of comics studies as a full-fledged discipline that today and tomorrow excavates, examines, discusses, and analyzes all aspects that make up the resplendent planetary republic of comics. This collection of scholarly essays is a testament to the fact that comic book studies have come into their own as an academic discipline; simply and powerfully moving comic studies forward with their critical excavations and theoretical formulas based on the common sense understanding that comics add to the world as unique, transformative cultural phenomena.

In The Studio

Author: Todd Hignite
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133875
Size: 15,22 MB
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These studio visits with some of today’s most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others. The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists’ works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art. Extensive interviews with: Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware

Music For Mechanics

Author: Gilbert Hernández
Size: 18,33 MB
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It starts with the first glimpse of Maggie and Hopey and ends with the first glimpse of Palomar. In between you'll find rocket repairmen, bug-eyed monsters, voodoo priestesses, punk-rock dungeons, revolutionaries, stigmatics, billionaires, locas, locos, and the ground rules for softball with dinosaurs. Music for Mechanics is the ten years of pent-up creativity that burst forth in the first two issues of Love & Rockets. Featuring the all-time favorite "Mechanics" story, the postmodern sci-fi goof-off "BEM," "Locas Tambien," "Music for Monsters," "Radio Zero," "Somewhere in California," and more. Book jacket.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787667047
Size: 20,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .