Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another Gilbert Hernandez Stussy T-Shirt!

image via (c)2010 Stussy
These are in stock at MOTIVATION BOUTIQUE; 1203 S. University Avenue; Ann Arbor, MI 48104. phone 734-769-2260, or follow the link above which will take you indirectly to their online store.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love and Rockets Links Monster-Sized: Interviews

Here are a number of video interviews with both Gilbert and Jaime conducted this year as well as a few text interviews from MOCCA 2010. These have probably all been up on Flog Blog, but I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place. The Midtown Comics video doesn't start the Gilbert interview until the 5:00 mark, by the way.

Scion Magazine 15: Gilbert Hernandez from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Daniela Capistrano interviews Gilbert for an MTV-related blog.

Peter Guiterrez interviews Jaime and Todd Hignite prior to MOCCA 2010 for

Audio and Transcript of the "Art of the Superhero" panel at MOCCA 2010 with Jaime, many photos posted, as well. via Journalista

R.C. Baker interviews Jaime for THE VILLAGE VOICE at MOCCA 2010. Cover and link courtesy FlogBlog here.

Christopher Irving interviews Jaime at MOCCA 2010. via FlogBlog and highly recommended.

Steve Bunche interviews Todd Hignite (THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ) for



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Love and Rockets Links Monster-Sized: Reviews

Here are all of the writings I've found (on Flog Blog, Comics Reporter, Journalista, and various and sundry other places) since about February on the latest flurry of Hernandez Brothers books:
Tom Spurgeon reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ for
Parka short review, many pages posted, video of book preview of THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ
Tim Heffernan reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ for
Gary Sassaman reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ
Joe reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ at the Forbidden Planet blog
Richard reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ at the Forbidden Planet blog
Diane Rios short review of THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ, and personal anecdote of Jaime
Gerald reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ on facebook
Ebooks Reviews (an Amazon Affiliate partner, whatever that means) posts five customer reviews of THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ
BBC 6music reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ via Flog Blog (Not specified which particular show reviewed the book, so I'm linking to the whole bloody day's programmes. Should be able to access until 5/24.) [see comments section as of 5/23]
Update 5/23: Jeremy Estes reviews THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ for PopMatters

Michael Pinto reviews/kills the upcoming CBGB 1 on

Garrett Martin reviews HIGH SOFT LISP for
Win Wiacek reviews HIGH SOFT LISP for (it's not every day Gilbert gets compared to Gustave Flaubert!)
Anonymous Publisher's Weekly staffer reviews HIGH SOFT LISP via FlogBlog
Jason Michelitch reviews HIGH SOFT LISP at via FlogBlog

Anonymous Publisher's Weekly staffer reviews PENNY CENTURY via FlogBlog
Scott Cederlund on PENNY CENTURY: "I think I have a few issues of Jaime Hernandez's PENNY CENTURY mini. All I really remember of it is women wrestlers. I still need to finish the original LOCAS stories one of these days." [Just buy the damn books and stick 'em in a box somewhere, buyers not readers that's what we want! New Fantagraphics ad campaign coming soon. Seriously, this is one of my favorite capsule reviews, it's nice to come across a casual L&R reader.]

Jared Osborn reviews THE TROUBLEMAKERS
Andrew Wheeler reviews THE TROUBLEMAKERS via FlogBlog
David Leibow reviews THE TROUBLEMAKERS for
Justin Spotten reviews THE TROUBLEMAKERS for

Roberto C. Madruga posts on LUBA hardcover

Michael C. Lorah reviews LOCAS II hardcover
Grant Goggans reviews LOCAS II hardcover

Encomics short review of THE EDUCATION OF HOPEY GLASS, many good comments following

Snow Wildsmith reviews MySPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS Volume 4, including Gilbert's "Dreamstar" story

Sterg Botzakis reviews SLOTH

Encomics reviews THE GIRL FROM HOPPERS, good comment following by Scott Allen

Sarah reviews HEARTBREAK SOUP (Love and Rockets Library edition)

Jared Osborn reviews LOCAS I hardcover

Tom Knapp reviews LOVE AND ROCKETS original collections Volumes 1-10 12 20, NEW TALES OF OLD PALOMAR 2, LOCAS I hardcover, and PALOMAR hardcover.
Mary Harvey reviews CHANCE IN HELL, same link as above

Annaleigh Clark reviews LOVE AND ROCKETS VOLUME 6: DUCK FEET and L&R series in general at

Friday, May 14, 2010

Love and Rockets Links Monster-Sized: Events

Gilbert at Napoli Comicon 2010. Photographer unknown. via
silksreen print image (c) 2010 Gilbert Hernandez. via

*Chris Estey writes a hilarious description of Gilbert in anticipation of his appearance at the Emerald City Comicon 2010
*Gavin Lees reports on Emerald City Comicon 2010 (3/13-3/14) for, including Gilbert and family appearing to support HIGH SOFT LISP release. via comicsreporter
*Gavin Lees photo of Carol, daughter, and Gilbert Hernandez sitting together at Emerald City Comicon 2010. via comicsreporter
*Stephanie Hayes photo of Gary Groth and Gilbert at Emerald City Comicon 2010. via FlogBlog
*Larry Reid reports on "High Soft Lisp" art exhibition and book signing with Gilbert Hernandez at Fantagraphics Books Store & Gallery as part of 3/13 "Art Attack" events in Seattle, see poster above
*Jonas Seamen posts 25 photos from Gilbert's signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 3/13. via FlogBlog
*Fantagraphics Books posts 32 photos from Gilbert's appearance at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 3/13. via FlogBlog

*Press Release for Jaime and Todd Hignite's 4/9 signing at Jim Hanley's Universe
*Arambulo posts one two photos of Jaime from his signing (w/Todd Hignite) at Jim Hanley's Universe (4/9), Vito Delsante is seen interviewing Jaime in the latter picture
*rhythmbandit posts a couple of Jaime "Maggie" pages in honor of meeting the artist at his Jim Hanley's Universe signing, a comment in the following thread from meatwhichdreams describes meeting Jaime at MOCCA 2010.
*Abrams Comicarts press release on panels and book signings for MOCCA 2010
*Excellent MOCCA 2010 report by Gil Roth, in line by Marc Sobel to see Jaime. Photo of Jaime at top of post. via comicsreporter
*Marc Sobel goes to MOCCA 2010 and meets Jaime, and even found a copy of SILVERHEELS 3 with that rare color Jaime backup story. Yes, I'm jealous.
*Geoff Grogan reports across the aisle from Jaime and his enormous line at MOCCA 2010
*Colin Panetta comments on "The Art of the Superhero" panel Jaime participated in at MOCCA 2010. via comicreporter
*Michel Fiffe writes on talking to Jaime at MOCCA 2010, attending his panel appearance, and meeting Marc Sobel. Michel posts Jaime's contribution to STRIPAIDS USA, as well. via comicsreporter
*C. Edwards reports on "The Art of the Superhero" panel Jaime participated in at MOCCA 2010. via comicsreporter
*Tom Spurgeon deflates "The Art of the Superhero" panel at MOCCA 2010 (I agree with him on this, after reading the panel transcript). via comicsreporter

*My favorite photo from MOCCA 2010 has Jaime apparently playing a heated game of "rock-paper-scissors" with Miss Lasko-Gross.
*Mike Baehr takes 10 photos of Jaime at MOCCA 2010
*Arambulo posts photos of Jaime signing at MOCCA 2010. via comicsreporter
*bh123 posts several photos of Jaime from MOCCA 2010, including one with (I swear) Gary Groth smiling. via comicsreporter
*Two photos of Jaime signing at the Fantagraphics table while at MOCCA 2010. one, two.
*Virtual Memorist posts two photos of Jaime at MOCCA 2010: one of him drawing Beautiful Dreamer that Gil Roth wrote about and the other of him drawing Hopey. via comicsreporter
*Seth Kushner posts photos from MOCCA 2010 including several of Jaime (in group and portrait)
*Seth Kushner posts two more photos of Jaime at MOCCA 2010.
*Brian Heater two photos (also here) of Jaime and other "Art of the Superhero" panelists. via comicsreporter

*David Mazzucchelli wins L.A. Times Festival of Books "Graphic Novel" Prize over Gilbert's LUBA. Article here.

*Gilbert signing at New York City's MIDTOWN COMICS on April 24. press release here
MIDTOWN COMICS website photos of Gilbert and daughter at their April 24 signing. (no permalink so you'll have to scroll down to find the photos)
*Photos from Gilbert and daughter's MIDTOWN COMICS signing posted by blueneurosis. one, two, three.

*Carolyn Kellogg reports on FAMILY BOOKSTORE signing with Jaime, Todd Hignite, and Jordan Crane. May 4 at 7:oopm.
*Jason Chen plugs Jaime's FAMILY BOOKSTORE signing at the fashion blog "The GQ Eye"
*Jaime, Todd Hignite, and Jordan Crane signing at FAMILY (Los Angeles, CA) May 4 at 7:00pm.
5/18 Update: Lilliam Rivera ( reports on Jaime's FAMILY signing, includes several photos

*Press release for Jaime and Todd Hignite signing at VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE May 5.
*Jaime and Todd Hignite signing at VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE (Pasadena, CA) May 5 at 7:00pm.

*Gilbert guest at Napoli Comicon 2010. via twitter
*NAPOLI COMICON 2010: Italian-language homepage, or pdf in English of convention events
5/18 Update: "Adventurist Cartoonists & Far Out Comics" show at FAMILY bookstore at 5:00pm on 5/30. Jaime will present the 1949 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film "A Letter to Three Wives," followed by a Q&A on the movie moderated by Sammy Harkham (Kramers Ergot).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Love and Rockets Links Monster-Sized: Crush

Here we go with another marathon round of old and new links, first up praise, influences, recommendations, and dubious mentions:

Thom Buchanan crushes on Jaime's version of Supergirl.

Sean R. Corbin is writing a sestina based on Jaime's "La Blanca" story, and has a cat sort of named after his favorite L&R character: Maggie.

"Maggie & Hopey" essay by Candise Branum.

Jamie S. Rich links to a Jaime story and unleashes a crush thread.

Jon Abrams crushes on Jaime in the essay, "That's Right, I Said Comics Issue #11."

U.K. cartoonist Dave Shelton (GOOD DOG, BAD DOG) mentions Jaime among artists that "excite" him.

Evan Dorkin mentions Jaime and Gilbert among his favorite cartoonists in a TCAF-related interview.

Heidi MacDonald spotlights the (then) upcoming THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ, with a nice comment thread following.

Will Hines recommends THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ, as well.

Mike (Missoula, MT) has THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ on his reading list.

Danyel Chapman has LOCAS II hardcover on the "to-read" list.

Anthony M. Napoli (Brooklyn Beat) lists SLOTH and LUBA hardcovers on his current reading list.

FCHS artist Rachel "Ronnie" Friere is profiled, her Jaime Hernandez influence is pointed out.

Chris Wisnia recalls meeting, and being inspired by, Gilbert at the 2002 San Diego Comicon. He mentions buying a mini-comic from Gilbert titled CRIME-STOPPERS OF AMERICA VOL. 1.

Dean Haspiel mentions (in an interview by Chris Beckett) that he read LOVE AND ROCKETS in the 1980s.

Stephanie is moved by "the comics of Jaime Hernandez."

Rob Imes (DITKOMANIA, editor) comments on Dave Sim mentions in THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ, and places Jaime Hernandez in his "Top 5 comics creators of all time."

Claudio Yuga (in Portugese) on LOVE AND ROCKETS (or, Amor e Foguetes).

Frank Santoro reminisces about MOCCA 2010 and sends some art-envy Jaime's way.

Musician Jeffrey Lewis crushes on the comic LOVE AND ROCKETS.

David P. Welsh recommends Gilbert's PALOMAR stories, again.

Jamie P. lists Jaime Hernandez among his influences.

Peter Crane mentions Gilbert's work on the original LOVE AND ROCKETS series, in passing, in the middle of a long essay on Dave Sim and CEREBUS.

Jonah Westbrook comments on Jaime.

Scott Eder: Gene Kogan reports on the "Hotwire Vol. 3" exhibit at the Scott Eder Gallery, along with a profile of Scott Eder mentioning he has Jaime Hernandez original art in his personal collection.

Matt Fraction crushes on Gilbert and Jaime in an interview at Sega blog.

Update 5/10: Sherm Cohen read LOVE AND ROCKETS in the early eighties while attending the Joe Kubert School.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gilbert Hernandez Stussy T-Shirts

image via

Following their line of Jaime Hernandez custom-designed t-shirts, Stussy has tapped Gilbert for two designs this Summer as well.

Links to announcements: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and original post on highsnobiety (I believe).
STUSSY home page here, if you can find them there are also features, t-shirts, and some video of Gary Panter, Savage Pencil, and Peter Bagge.