Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are going back to the site of their first signing back in the day: Golden Apple Comics!
“Back in 1982, when Golden Apple was only 3 years old, we stocked an indie comic that a few locals made called Love & Rockets. It turns out, we also hosted the first signing back in the day with Los Bros. Hernandez and continued to bring them back and support their Fantagraphics creations until the last issue #50 & beyond.
This year brings the 40th Anniversary of the beloved series Love and Rockets and Golden Apple has carried it and hosted Los Bros. Hernandez since it’s humble beginnings in 1982. Join us on Saturday December 17th at 1pm to celebrate this milestone with creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez . Fantagraphics has a brand new GIANT BOX SET that contains ALL issues and tons of extras as well as a slew of new comics, books, magazines and more. Meet these talented Brothers and help us celebrate 40 amazing years!”
About Love and Rockets: In 1982, Fantagraphics Books published the first issue of Love and Rockets by the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario), and the series has since gone on to become the publisher’s flagship title, a monumental work of graphic fiction. Collected under the umbrella of L&R, the series is comprised of two separate ongoing stories: Gilbert chronicles the colorful inhabitants of the fictional Latin American town of Palomar, while Jaime follows Latinx friends and sometime lovers Maggie and Hopey and their circle of friends in the punk scene of the fictional Californian town Hoppers. Over the course of L&R’s multi-decade run, its characters have aged in real time, lending these stories a depth and weight that few literary works achieve. The Hernandez brothers continue to release new issues of Love and Rockets.