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Human Diastrophism

Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : 9781560978480
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"Human Diastrophism" is the only full graphic novel length "Palomar" story ever created by Gilbert. In it, a serial killer stalks Palomar―but his depredations, hideous as they are, only serve to exacerbate the cracks in the idyllic Central American town as the modern world begins to intrude. "Diastrophism" concludes with the death (the suicide, in fact) of one of Palomar's most beloved characters, and a postscript that provides one of the most hauntingly magical moments of the entire series as a rain of ashes drifts down upon Palomar. Also included are all the post-"Diastrophism" stories, in which Luba's past (as seen in the epic Poison River) comes back to haunt her, and the seeds are sown for the "Palomar diaspora" that ends this dense, enthralling book.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Blood Of Palomar

Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : UCSC:32106011481881
Genre : Fiction
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A serial killer stalks the usually placid streets of the tiny Central American town of Palomar in "Human Diastrophism," the novel-length story in this all-Gilbert Hernandez Love & Rockets Collection. The tangible loss of life is accompanied by the less tangible but no less real loss of the social and psychological ligaments that bind the inhabitants of Palomar together. As the story progresses, it becomes evident that the killer is merely the most obvious symptom of the encroaching modern world; even after the crisis is resolved, the ripples continue to spread throughout Palomar... With over three dozen sharply etched characters interwoven in a confidently complex narrative, "Blood of Palomar" confirms Gilbert Hernandez's position as one of the finest and boldest comics storytellers of his generation. Book jacket.
Category: Fiction

The Love And Rockets Companion

Author : Marc Sobel
ISBN : 9781606995792
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Arresting Development

Author : Christopher Pizzino
ISBN : 9781477309797
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mainstream narratives of the graphic novel’s development describe the form’s “coming of age,” its maturation from pulp infancy to literary adulthood. In Arresting Development, Christopher Pizzino questions these established narratives, arguing that the medium’s history of censorship and marginalization endures in the minds of its present-day readers and, crucially, its authors. Comics and their writers remain burdened by the stigma of literary illegitimacy and the struggles for status that marked their earlier history. Many graphic novelists are intensely aware of both the medium’s troubled past and their own tenuous status in contemporary culture. Arresting Development presents case studies of four key works—Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Charles Burns’s Black Hole, and Gilbert Hernandez’s Love and Rockets—exploring how their authors engage the problem of comics’ cultural standing. Pizzino illuminates the separation of high and low culture, art and pulp, and sophisticated appreciation and vulgar consumption as continual influences that determine the limits of literature, the status of readers, and the value of the very act of reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Three Sisters

Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : 9781683961147
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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There are mythical creatures and alien abductions in this omnibus, but, as always, the greatest unknown for Gilbert Hernandez's characters is what lies in their own hearts. In Three Sisters, which collects the graphic novels Luba: Three Daughters, High Soft Lisp, and more, the children are growing up and lovers have come and gone (and come and gone again) as Luba, Petra, and Fritz move on to the next phases of their lives and careers.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Love And Rockets

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173000024808
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Alternative Comics

Author : Charles Hatfield
ISBN : 1604735872
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the 1980s, a sea change occurred in comics. Fueled by Art Spiegel- man and Françoise Mouly's avant-garde anthology Raw and the launch of the Love & Rockets series by Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez, the decade saw a deluge of comics that were more autobiographical, emotionally realistic, and experimental than anything seen before. These alternative comics were not the scatological satires of the 1960s underground, nor were they brightly colored newspaper strips or superhero comic books. In Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature, Charles Hatfield establishes the parameters of alternative comics by closely examining long-form comics, in particular the graphic novel. He argues that these are fundamentally a literary form and offers an extensive critical study of them both as a literary genre and as a cultural phenomenon. Combining sharp-eyed readings and illustrations from particular texts with a larger understanding of the comics as an art form, this book discusses the development of specific genres, such as autobiography and history. Alternative Comics analyzes such seminal works as Spiegelman's Maus, Gilbert Hernandez's Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories, and Justin Green's Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary. Hatfield explores how issues outside of cartooning-the marketplace, production demands, work schedules-can affect the final work. Using Hernandez's Palomar as an example, he shows how serialization may determine the way a cartoonist structures a narrative. In a close look at Maus, Binky Brown, and Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, Hatfield teases out the complications of creating biography and autobiography in a substantially visual medium, and shows how creators approach these issues in radically different ways.
Category: Literary Criticism

God And Science

Author : Jaime Hernandez
ISBN : 9781606995396
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The "director's cut" edition of the sprawling super-hero epic from Love and Rockets. Originally serialized in Love and Rockets New Stories, “Ti-Girls Adventures” managed to be both a rollickingly creative super-hero joyride (featuring three separate super-teams and over two dozen characters) that ranged from the other side of the universe to Maggie’s shabby apartment, and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood as Penny Century’s decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine are finally, and tragically, fulfilled. In addition to introducing a plethora of wild new characters, God and Science brings in many older characters from Jaime’s universe, some from seemingly throwaway shorter strips and some from Maggie’s day-to-day world (including some real surprises). The main heroine of the story, forming a bridge between the “realistic” Maggie stories and the super-heroic extravaganza is “Angel,” Maggie’s sweet-tempered and athletic new roommate and best friend, and now herself an aspiring super-heroine.
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Xxx Files

Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : UOM:39015064770699
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Reprints the second half of Gilbert Hernandez's tales of Palomar, the small Central American town, in which a serial killer stalks Palomar, and the modern world begins to intrude upon the idyllic town.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels