Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE & ROCKETS) as he launches MARBLE SEASON, the first semiautobiographical story about his childhood in suburban California. Hernandez will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He'll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today. The presentation will be followed by a Q+A and signing, so don't miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.
Or in Gilbert's own words from his interview in the Montreal Gazette:
“For 30 years, I’ve been answering questions about who influenced me, but I’ve often had the feeling people had no idea who I was talking about or how the influence worked...So here’s a chance to pull up a few panels of, say, Little Archie and point out how direct the influence was, or do a panel-by-panel analysis of a nine-page Dennis the Menace story and show everyone exactly how good it is.”
Praise for MARBLE SEASON:
"A sublime and soulful portrait of childhood...This is the pure stuff. Hernandez captures the joy and obsession of childhood days "–Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Marble Season is a formidable work from one of our best cartoonists. It's Beto's year."–The Comics Reporter
Hardcover / 8.125" x 11" / 128 pages/ISBN: 9781770460867/$21.95 US / $21.95 CDN
In Stores Tuesday, April 16th
To be published in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber; in France by Atrabile.