Music for mechanics

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Fantagraphics Books, 2004 - Humor - 141 pages
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The original, seminal Love & Rockets comic book series, which ran for 50 issues from 1981 to 1996, singlehandedly defined the post-underground generation of comics that spawned Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and so many others. Now collected into 15 volumes, Love & Rockets is a body of work that The Nation has described as "one of the hidden treasures of our impoverished culture." Created by brothers Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez, three Southern California Mexican-Americans armed with a passion for pop culture and punk rock, Love & Rockets gave a voice to minorities and women for the first time in the medium's then 50-year history and remains one of the greatest achievements in comic book history.

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Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 1: Music for Mechanics (Love & Rockets Collection #1)

User Review  - Raven Encinas - Goodreads

something I'm going to have to read again and again. I love the subtle science fiction parts. It normalizes it and doesn't is truly a world of its own. Read full review

Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 1: Music for Mechanics (Love & Rockets Collection #1)

User Review  - Mari - Goodreads

Amazing graphic novel. There just isn't another one like it. Its very touching, and very funny, and never over the top. Although Fables has become my favorite comic read, this is still the second...and I only read two! Read full review


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Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah! and many books in the Love and Rockets series.

Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.

Mario Hernandez lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children.

Gary Groth is the founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

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