Monday, July 30, 2012

Love and Rockets Links: Comic Con Overview

Photos: Nice photos and short bios of all three Hernandez brothers on the Special Guest list at the Comic Con website.
List: LA Times "Hero Complex" posts Jaime's "30 Memories from 30 Years of the big Con in San Diego.[...]"  My favorite is #27: "I remember when people were still friendly with Gary Groth." via Comic Reporter
List: Eric Reynolds shares his 30 years of San Diego Comic Con memories, including "Drunk late-night walks with Jaime back to the hotel."
Preview: Comic Book Resources gives us large-size scans of all the Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary t-shirts sold at Comic Con.
Analysis: On the Monday before Comic Con Tom Spurgeon wrote a great "Plea To My Peers" about how fellow comics reporters or reporters should write articles about Los Bros Hernandez and their 30 year legacy in conjuction with the "30th Anniversary" celebration of Love and Rockets and Los Bros.
Follow Up: Jen Vaughn posts links to all the Love and Rockets 30th Anniverary coverage on Flog Blog, an excellent effort (I'm Jealous).
Photos: Jen Vaughn posted many great Los Bros-themed photos from the Con on Flog Blog, including the Fantagraphics staff modeling those popular Love and Rockets t-shirts; Gilbert, Jaime, and Miss Hernandez at one of their signing marathons; screen shot of all three Hernandez Bros. on MTV; another signing with Gilbert and Jaime looking at Chris Duffy; the hated Matt Fraction showing off his LRNS 5, Gilbert sketch, Jacques Tardi book, AND copy of Gary Panter's Dal Tokyo (talent and good taste, what's wrong with this guy!); the only Love and Rockets costumed fan in history, a perfect Boot Angel outfit; and, finally, a nice shot of Jaime and cartoonist Ed Piskor.
Tribute: @TheSindiecate tweet links to a Coleen Coover Gilbert tribute for Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary at Comic Con.
Tribute: Marc Palm tweets a link to the original art to his Jaime tribute for the Comic Con program book. Nice work, @swellzombie.
News: "Celebrating 30 Years of Love and Rockets at Comic-Con International" press release written by Jen Vaughn detailing all the various events and merchandise connected to this anniversary.
News: For history's sake here are all the Los Bros signings scheduled for the Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary celebration at Comic Con. press release by Janice Headley on Flog Blog.
  • Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm GNM
  • Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm GNJM
  • Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm GNJM
  • Friday 10:30am-12:00pm GNJM
  • Friday 2:00pm-3:30pm GNJM
  • Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm GNJM
  • Saturday 3:00pm-5:00pm GNJM
  • Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm GNJM
News: Preview Night (Wednesday) at Comic Con with Tom Spurgeon has him hearing from Fantagraphics that Love and Rockets products were a good seller that night.
News: Publishers Weekly's Calvin Reid writes about Comic Con Preview night.
Weird: Jen Vaughn has the dreaded "meat sweats" with Jacq Cohen and Gilbert at Comic Con Preview night.
Photo: Fantagraphics posts a good photo of Mario and Gilbert at Comic Con Preview night.
Photo: Jody Culkin tweets an excellent father-daughter image from Comic Con Preview night. More photos by Jody here.
Video: Fantagraphics co-publisher, Eric Reynolds, has some choreographic advice for Jaime.
Photo: Los Bros eye-view of the folks waiting in line for a Thursday signing at Comic Con.
Photo: Five photos from Thursday by Mike Baehr, of various Hernandez's, posted on Flog Blog.
Sketch: Kylie Klein garnered a Hopey sketch from Jaime on Thursday at Comic Con.
News: On Thursday @PopCultureHound reported IDW editor Scott Dunbier was interested in publishing a Jaime Artists Edition.
News: AV Club's Noel Murray mentions hearing "that Fantagraphics had to bring in more copies of the new Love and Rockets book because it had sold out its supply by Thursday."
Photo: Sarah Oleksyk captures our favorite LOCAS artist at 2am Friday morning, he's looking a little blurry hope it's just the phone pic!
Photo: Great family portrait posted by Fantagraphics, Carol, N., Gilbert, and Jaime on Friday at Comic Con.
Sketch: Ben Levin got a pensive Maggie sketch from Jaime on Friday at Comic Con and shares it via twitter.
Photo: Gilbert captured in a disturbingly relaxed moment, getting made up for the  Los Bros interview on MTV Friday.
Profile: Peter Rowe writes about "30 years of Love and Rockets" for U-T San Diego on Saturday.
Photos: Mike Baehr posts four photos, on Flog Blog, of Los Bros (and friends) from Saturday and Sunday signings at the Fantagraphics booth.
Photo: Flaming Carrot creator Bob Burden caught in line at a Los Bros signing on Saturday at Comic Con. Didn't know aging cartoonists attracted the babes like it shows in this photo, or should I say intelligent female readers!
Photo: PW Comics World tweets a photo of Jaime and Mario walking at Comic Con on Saturday.
Video: posts the video for the "Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary Panel" hosted by Gary Groth and featuring Mario, Gilbert, and Jaime Hernandez.
News: @NorrinR links to a Bleeding Cool report of Los Bros Hernandez all being awarded Inkpot Awards, a first for Mario.
News: Saturday at Comic Con 2012 with Tom Spurgeon has him chastising Gary Groth for only covering the first few years of Love and Rockets at the "30th Anniversary" panel for Los Bros., also Spurgeon counts 200 people at that panel, and news that Mario won an Inkpot Award.
News: Sunday at Comic Con 2012 with Tom Spurgeon, has him talking with Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, and Shelton Drum at the Jaime Hernandez signing at the Fantagraphics booth, and the Love and Rockets t-shirts were a "big hit."
Sketch: Sudro Brown II's friend Rob got a sketch of Luba, by Gilbert of course, in his hardcover LUBA book on Sunday.
Profile: Steve Appleford interviews Jaime Hernandez for the Pasadena SUN on Sunday
Analysis: Tom Spurgeon goes over his memories of Comic Con 2012 and at point #9 discusses how the show seemed to go for Los Bros Hernandez.
News: Tom Spurgeon recalls in his final Con article, "Jaime Hernandez suggested a lot of his Locas characters would return in future Love and Rockets stories."
Photos: Jessica Campbell, formerly of D&Q, posts tons of photos from Comic Con 2012 including many quality photos of Gilbert and his immediate family (and, I believe, some questionable photos of Tom Spurgeon. Hmm...).
Memories: Janice Headley talks briefly about second-generation Hernandez, Miss Hernandez, in her Comic Con report for Flog Blog.
Memories: Kate Beaton attended a Comic Con dinner with Gilbert, and she's a fan of his Palomar stories. Please go fall in a hole if I have to explain who Kate Beaton is.
Free: Read the COMIC CON ANNUAL 2012 online with an article on the 30th Anniversary of Love and Rockets by Charles Brownstein.
thanks to comics reporter and flogblog for all the great coverage of Los Bros at SAN DIEGO Comic Con 2012.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Love and Rockets Links: Celebrity Twitter Edition

Recently-retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward tweeted from Comic Con International about our favorite cartoonists, Gilbert and Jaime.
Mr. Ward played for the Steelers from 1998-2011, was the MVP of Super Bowl XL, and had a small role as a kick-returner on "The Dark Knight Rises."
image via. (c)2012 Pittsburgh Steelers. All Rights Reserved.