Jaime Hernandez

This was a good reading. I remember he said he sees the pages in motion and that he checks in with his characters like he checks in with himself or a friend.

Hi David Schwarm, This is a reminder that your webinar will begin in 1 hour: California Book Club: Jaime Hernandez Date & Time Jan 19, 2023 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Webinar ID 846 7844 5890 Description “Maggie the Mechanic” author Jaime Hernandez sits down for a conversation with CBC host John Freeman.

Maggie is a mechanic. In Hernandez’s omnibus of early material from the collaborative comic book series “Love and Rockets,” she lives in the Southern California community of Hoppers, a fictionalized version of Oxnard, the artist’s hometown. With her friend Hopey, a punk rock bassist, Maggie occupies the center of this eponymous work, which reminds us of the power of graphic literature. Hernandez created “Love and Rockets” with his brothers Gilbert and Mario; he portrays a world in which pop culture tropes (punk and comics, of course, but also science fiction) are more accurate to the characters’ experiences than naturalism. Why? Because here, Hernandez is after a deeper idea: that we create ourselves out of the detritus of what’s around us, which makes these slice-of-life stories true in the most essential ways.
    We hope you’re ready for tonight’s exciting California Book Club event! Here are the details: When: Tonight at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Where: Join with the Zoom link below. What: Author and cartoonist Jaime Hernandez will join guest host Oscar Villalon and special guest Anita Felicelli to discuss the CBC January book, Maggie the Mechanic, a compilation of Hernandez’s early Love and Rockets comics about the characters Maggie and Hopey. If you haven’t read it yet, you still have the opportunity to purchase a copy from the Fantagraphics website using CALBOOKCLUB15, a discount code for CBC members to receive 15 percent off. Author questions: Do you have questions for Hernandez? Send them to info@californiabookclub.com. You can also submit your questions using Zoom’s chat feature after the event begins. Thank you, and see you tonight! —The Editors  

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