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.

The Girl From H O P P E R S

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560978511
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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.

We Told You So

Author: Tom Spurgeon
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606999338
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In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.

Perla La Loca

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 156097883X
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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?

Women At The Wheel

Author: Katherine J. Parkin
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812249534
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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: 20,69 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.

In The Studio

Author: Todd Hignite
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133875
Size: 13,50 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

Hemingway

Author: Jason
Editor:
ISBN: 9783941099746
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Music For Mechanics

Author: Gilbert Hernández
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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.

Der Todesstrahl

Author: Daniel Clowes
Editor:
ISBN: 9783943143522
Size: 16,74 MB
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