Love & Rockets Links
Last updated 19 Jul 2009. Mail me with changes!
Comics Reviews: Jaime Hernandez
- Why Jaime is m' main man; and what are the best L&R books.
- Fantagraphics page on Los Bros
- Their publishers' page dedicated to Los Bros, a good place to see what books are currently available.
- If you got here from my page, you've already seen this. An
obsessively compiled chronology of all of Jaime's stories.
Hernandez character list
- All the characters in Jaime's comics, cross-linked to the
- Proving he is notable, Jaime has a Wikipedia entry.
- Love & Rockets message board
- Lukas Kustner created an L&R message board (the first I'm
aware of, at any rate, and it's about time).
- Anthem Q&A with Jaime
- A 2008 interview by Bryan Hood and Nik Mercer in Anthem magazine.
- Audio interview
- ...of Jaime by Robin McConnell, at Emerald City Comicon in 2009.
- Desire without Closure...
- An academic paper focussing on Jaime's depiction of sex, lesbianism, and ethnicity.
- Salon review
- Very nice review of Ghost of Hoppers. Click through the ad (it takes only a few seconds) to read the whole review.
- Chrisis Ink
- Chrisis calls itself a "church of art", and includes a shrine to
Jaime, with some slick scans and a sort of prose poem of homage.
- The Nation ravingly reviews L&R
- By Patrick Markee, who thinks it's literature. This must
be Gary Groth's wet dream. (No longer free online, unfortunately.)
- Love and Rockets
- J. Stephen Bolhafner discusses both Hernandez brothers,
including reviews of each of the books.
- A brief intro to Jaime, plus good capsule reviews of five of his books.
- Copacetic Comics
- An affectionate general intro to los Bros.
- Time 100: Innovators - Storytellers
- A short bit on both Bros-- not deep, but hey, it's a mention in Time.
(It also has a recent picture of them, which is worth a click!)
- Tom Knapp reviews most of the series.
- The Unlovely
L&R Home Page
- Arthur Goldstuck's account of the thought police going after L&R
in South Africa; plus an interview with Los Bros.
- No Joke: Comics for Grownups
- A newspaper interview, by J. Stephen Bolhafner, with Los Bros. Basic stuff, but some of the
basic questions-- e.g. why los Bros do women characters so well-- are
- Reprodukt Comics
- A biography of Jaime in German, from his German publisher.
- Csupo Crain gallery
- This LA gallery was showing Hernandez pix till March 1998.
They must be cool-- they also have art from Moon Unit Zappa.
- Los Hernandez Bros
- A entry on Los Bros put up by a Dutch comics shop.
- John's Book Pages
- Short reviews of various L&R books.
Some other interesting comics-related links:
Bob's Comics Reviews
- My reviews of various comics. And why not check out my own comic, Fuschia Chang?
The How-To Guide to Comics
- Surely by now you want to create comics? Tips and advice
on everything from what tools to use to how to self-publish.
The Comics Journal Home Page
- Excerpts from the magazine, mostly an attempt to get you to
buy it of course, but so far it's contained some interesting stuff.
Just in case they ever come back. Or you could try the Wayback Machine.
- An introduction to L&R in an Italian on-line comix mag. By Fulvio
Alternativ kultúra: Hernandez testvérek
- Something about Los Bros in Hungarian, from which we learn that Maggie
is biszexualis and Hopey is leszbikus.
- Hopey Loves Shonen Knife
- Doesn't everybody love Shonen Knife?
- A mini-review of Love & Rockets.
- L&R Concordance
- John McCoy's guide to what stories from the comic are in the first 10 collection
- Jaime en Gilbert Hernandez
- A good-sized page in Dutch on the comic.
- La bédéthèque idéale
- A review of Modern Sex, Jaime in French-- one of about 50 titles
the site thinks belongs in the "ideal comics library".
- Part of a grrl zine, "Jitterbug Fantasia". Excellent discussions of many comics, including L&R.
- An interview with Los Bros in Portuguese, at about the time of the Maggie & Hopey Color Special...
Jaime reports that the industry is dying and he's no longer lionized at conventions.
He also mentions... big surprise... that it was Beto who exerted the most pressure
to finish work during the L&R days.
- Ediciones La Cúpula
- The cover and a brief description, en castellano, of the Spanish edition of Las Mujeres Perdidas.
- A (positive) review of Whoa, Nellie!, by Gabe Soria.
- Comics Review - Penny Century
- An even more glowing review of Penny Century #3, by Joe Zabel.
- The Unauthorized Love & Rockets Page
- An extensive gallery, plus character descriptions.
Includes some of Jaime's album covers.
- Love and Rockets, Stage Two!
- A plug piece on the revived Love and Rockets comic.
- Mi Vida Loca: A Love and Rockets Resource
- Sarah Graham's page of stuff on L&R and other graphic novels,
including some print resources.
- Los Bros Hernandez duet, with kissing
- An excellent interview with Los Bros at Salon, with some
nice ruminations on the usual questions about women, and the
news that Jaime is engaged (awww). The interviewer, Amy Benfer,
also has some ruminations on the comics.
& Rockets Review & Primer
- What the heck is Love & Rockets anyway? Find out here.
& Rockets Family Trees
- John McCoy's family trees of Maggie, Hopey, and Izzy; plus those of
Luba, Heraclio, Pipo, and other characters from
Gilbert's Palomar stories.
- Selina Francis's Comix Zone
- A guided tour, with plenty of gorgeous scans, of some of the feisty heroines
in alternative comics, including Los Bros'.
Possible future venue?
- Locas Land
- Elsewhere on the same site, a page about Jaime's world, with plenty of
big scans, and brief introductions to the characters.
- An academic look at L&R, from Tamara Ja.
- The Hernandez Brothers on Punk Rock
- Paula Gonzalez interviews Los Bros on music.
- Dan Clowes interview
- Dan mentions Los Bros at a couple points. I particularly liked Jaime's story about himself and Hopey.
- Love &
- Alison Wight's page, with some L&R pix.
- Louise's Site for Sleep Avoiders
- A personal reaction to L&R, from Sweden, with some scans.
- Prosolar Mechanics
- A page in Swedish, defining prosolar mechanics (apparently the author's career goal) and featuring Rand Race.
- Culture Club Central
- A short review which manages to get the name of
Jaime's latest comic mixed up with a Beatles song.
- Tiina Harkki's page
- A fan page, with some L&R links.