"Marble Season is my valentine to the good and funny parts of being a kid."–Gilbert Hernandez in the Chicago Reader

"Gilbert Hernandez is to comics what the Ramones are to rock. He didn’t invent the form, but he threw down a radical new way to think about it. "–Cult Montreal


Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm BALTIMORE Johns Hopkins University 101 Mattin Center

Event pick by Baltimore City Paper!

Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm NEW YORK Housing Works, 126 Crosby Ave.

Event Pick by The New Yorker, Time Out New York & the Village Voice!

Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm MONTREAL Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

Interviewed by Cult Mtl and the Montreal Gazette!

Thursday April 18th, 7 pm CHICAGO Quimby's, 1854 W. North Ave.

Event pick by Time Out Chicago! Interview in the Chicago Reader!

Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm PORTLAND Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside

Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm LOS ANGELES Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

Friday April 26th FORT WORTH Texas Library Association

Sat. May 11th & Sun. May 12th TORONTO TCAF, Toronto Reference Library

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.”


"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.