Ghost of Hoppers
Ghost of Hoppers collects for the first time the new adventures of Maggie Chascarrillo, as serialized in the Love & Rockets comic book, and represents Jaime Hernandez's much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2004 magnum opus Locas, which Entertainment Weekly gave an 'A' for its "innovative technique and complex, character-driven stories about Mexican-American life."
Ghost of Hoppers begins with the newly divorced Maggie now working as the resident building-manager of the notorious Capri Apartments deep in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, where imaginary dogs roam its walkways at night, all the air conditioners are broken, and the empty swimming pool is covered with flies. As if the eccentric, oddball tenants weren't weird enough, Maggie's houseguest and old friend Izzy Ortiz shakes things up with her usual nervous breakdowns, nocturnal screaming, and obsessive fly-swatting (sometimes with a knife!). When Izzy makes a guest appearance on a local cable access talk show to promote her book, Maggie meets the voluptuous Vivian the "Frogmouth," a curvaceous, hapless bombshell with a foghorn voice who is despised by Hopey (Maggie's long time on-again-off-again girlfriend, now a bartender sporting an eye patch after one of Vivian's previous bottle-breaking altercations). Maggie finds herself swept up in Vivian's life of random catfights, her mob-connected, knife-wielding stalker ex-boyfriend, and his violently jealous fiancee. Maggie and Vivian eventually strike up a reluctant and awkward romance, and when they set out for Hoppers to retrieve a stolen art object from Izzy, they get a lot more than they bargained for!
About Jaime's work, the New York Times wrote, "These stories have all the visual smarts of film and the narrative smarts of literature. Hernandez specializes in psychological detail; we see both text and subtext immediately. What better than to open a book that shows there is more going on than we dream of in our workaday philosophies?"
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Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 22: Ghost of Hoppers (Complete Love and Rockets #22)User Review - Steven Beales - Goodreads
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Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 22: Ghost of Hoppers (Complete Love and Rockets #22)User Review - Goodreads
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Madinkbeard : On Ghost of Hoppers
In Ghost of Hoppers, Maggie travels back to her home neighborhood of Hoppers (where many of the early stories took place). It is a metaphorical journey back ...
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The ADD Blog at Comic Book Galaxy - Pushing Comix Forward
GHOST OF HOPPERS by Jaime Hernandez. Ghost of Hoppers -- Like most right-thinking comics readers of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, ...
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"Ghost of Hoppers" | Salon Books
Jaime Hernandez's graphic novel about a middle-aged woman taking stock of her life is pure eye candy
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There’s something disconcerting about seeing comic book characters age slowly. Comic book fans are used to dramatic flashbacks and glimpses into..
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The Comics Reporter
Ghost of Hoppers posted January 31, 2006 image Creator: Jaime Hernandez Publishing Information: Fantagraphics, 128 pages, $18.95, 2006 ...
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read yourself RAW - Essential Reading: May 2006
Ghost Of Hoppers by Jamie Hernandez, The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky & Kent Willaims ... Ghost Of Hoppers (HC) by Jamie Hernandez Fantagraphics Books ...
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Cosmo & Postmo: Ghost of Hoppers
Pues resulta que Ghost of Hoppers va de miedo. Es una historia de terror psicológico que engancha hasta la última página (yo me vi obligado a leérmelo de un ...
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lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration ...
There is new collection of the most recent stories called Ghost of Hoppers. Hernandez’s clean, spare and elegant drawing style borrows from the pleasing ...
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Comics Of Note 4205 | The av Club
Hernandez's new book Ghost Of Hoppers (Fantagraphics) follows Maggie as she plays at a love affair with an obnoxious-but-voluptuous woman, all while dealing ...
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