Locas II: Maggie, Hopey & Ray (Fantagraphics)
Jaime Hernandez will discuss Locas II with Ben Schwartz. This is the first Skylight visit for Hernandez (even though our book buyer Charles has had a large Love and Rockets tattoo on his arm for years!). Of course, Hernandez is the great co-creator (with his brothers Gilbert and Mario) of the legendary independent comic Love and Rockets, now over a quarter century old, with new work continuing to evolve.
Essayist/screenwriter Schwartz has written extensively about comics as well as comedy (his Best American Comics Criticism of the 21st Century comes out this fall), and will lead the conversation with Hernandez about his work through the years.
Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie’s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.