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    DescriptionIn 1981 two Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, titled "Love and Rockets", and 'changed American cartooning forever' according to "Publishers Weekly". Twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success. Hernandez's moving stories chronicle the lives of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comic form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California's Mexican-American culture and punk milieu's heyday. In April 2006 Jaime Hernandez began serialising his work in the "New York Times Magazine", succeeding Chris Ware as the second artist to do so in "Times" history. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings and unpublished work, alongside his most famous "Love and Rockets" material.


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    Title
    The Art of Jaime Hernandez
    Subtitle
    The Secrets of Life and Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Todd Hignite, Introduction by Alison Bechdel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 311 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,515 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810995703
    ISBN 10: 0810995700
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 741.5973
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Libri: I-GV
    B&T Approval Code: A03405000
    DC22: 741.569
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T Approval Code: A03402400
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    DC22: 741.5/69
    BISAC V2.8: CGN009000
    LC classification: PN6727.H478 A6 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AKLC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    100 colour images
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Todd Hignite is an acclaimed comics scholar, and founder and editor of the award-winning publication Comic Art. Alison Bechdel is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the autobiographical graphic novel memoir Fun Home.
    Review quote
    "Jaime's art balances big white and black spaces to create a world of nuance in between, just as his writing balances our big human feelings and our small human trivias to generate its incredible emotional power. Quite simply, this is one of the 20th century's most significant comic creators at the peak of his form, with every line a wedding of classicism and cool," Alan Moore. "[Jaime's] stories never fail to entertain, but their claim on literature is due to Hernandez's bracing realism. His virtuoso drawings present characters of intelligence, wit and human frailty who confront each other - and the reader - with such honesty and genuine tenderness that one may find it hard to believe she/he is reading a comic book," Publishers Weekly."