Friday, 3 August 2012

Something for the Weekend.. The Art of Jaime Hernandez.

The Art of Jaime Hernandez.

First published in 1981 "Love and Rockets" is one of the most influential comics ever published, redefining what it is possible for graphic fiction to achieve. Jaime Hernandez's Locas stories have been the backbone of the comic since its inception. Starting as the story of a group of teenagers in the early years of the California punk scene, over the past 30 years the characters have aged in real time leading to a depth of character unheard of most fiction.

For the first time in "The Art of Jaime Hernandez" the author has opened his archive, revealing never before seen sketch's and artwork. Accompanying the art are in depth interviews with Hernandez, where he discusses the inspiration behind the characters who have populated "Love and Rockets" for the past 30 years.

A fascinating insight into the work of one of the greats of modern literature. Alan Moore has said "Jaime's art balances big white and black spaces to create a world of nuance in between, just as his writing balances our big human feelings and our small human trivias to generate its incredible emotional power. Quite simply, this is one of the twentieth century's most significant comic creators at the peak of his form, with every line a wedding of classicism and cool." and as Pop Will Eat Itself told us many years ago Alan Moore knows the score.

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