Author: Todd Hignite
Artist: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Abrams Books
In 1981, three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, Love and Rockets, and 'changed American cartooning forever' according to Publishers Weekly. Over 25 years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.
Jaime Hernandez's moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics world has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California's Mexican-American culture and punk milieu.
The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material, much of it photographed in color from the original art.