Fantagraphics has posted an except from Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers, coming in April. This reprints the story from Love and Rockets #3-4 which is one of the pinnacles of comics art, a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming story about how we conspire to run away from the things that we need and how things can maybe turn out okay despite our best efforts to fuck things up. I’m not sure I’d seen the final cover for this. I have the original issues of this but I’ll get the collected edition just so I can have it on the shelf and pull it out and cry once in a while.
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