Love and Rockets was one of my first baby steps into the brave new world of indie comics, so I was excited to find out that Gilbert Hernandez will be part of The Art of Narrative show at Stranger Factory, which is curated by the amazing writer and inker Jimmy Palmiotti.
Hernandez, with his brother Jaime, started self publishing Love and Rockets in 1981, which was soon picked up by Fantagraphics(also a new publisher at the time!) and quickly gained an audience enamored with the nuanced portrayals of their characters – especially their women, who were complex and fascinating people, still a relative rarity in comics at the time.
The Los Bros Hernandez have been consistently producing some of the smartest, most gorgeous, comics work in the past few decades, and we are happy to have his work within the walls of Stranger Factory!
The Art of Narrative opens on Friday, January 4th, with a reception from 6 PM – 9 PM. The curator, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner will be in attendance.