Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Jaime Hernandez. One of my first comics and my first published one was called the Jet-Pack and it was published in the Strange Adventures anthology Halifax Pop Explosion. From the clean line drawing to the combination of mundane life with science fiction tropes it had Jaime Hernandez' influence all over it. There's an unbelievable charm to his characters and an intoxicating rhythm to his panels. They are some of the best, most enjoyable comics to come out in the last thirty years. The Love And Rockets comics have always been in print in some form ( including the other Hernandez brothers Gilberto and Mario ) Fantagraphics has been releasing collections dedicated to Jaime's work that are the best way to read them, I think. Start with Maggie The Mechanic and then the Girls From Hoppers.