Some of you probably remember the comic Love and Rockets. Some of you even remember the alternative comics revolution of the 1980s, of which it was created from.
As some of you may have known, especially if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, the city’s Cartoon Art Museum has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of Love and Rockets, for quite some time. And now, the museum is set to bid farewell to the celebration with a visit for one of its creators Mario Hernandez. He will be on hand to discuss his contributions, as well as go behind the scenes to this ground-breaking comic book series. The event is free and open to the public, but a donation is requested. Patrons who donate ten dollars or more, will receive an exclusive Love and Rockets 30th anniversary print, thanks to Fantagraphics Books.
And for those not aware of Love and Rockets, it is a multi-generational comic book, written by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, with occasional contributions from older brother Mario. It was first self-published in 1981, and then distributed by Fantagraphics Books a year later. It is the winner of over twenty comic industry awards including the Kirby Awards, and has been widely praised by both the Latino and the LGBT communities.
Log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information.