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The Resource The Hernandez Brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics, Enrique García, (electronic resource)

The Hernandez Brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics, Enrique García, (electronic resource)

Label
The Hernandez Brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics
Title
The Hernandez Brothers
Title remainder
love, rockets, and alternative comics
Statement of responsibility
Enrique García
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study offers a critical examination of the work of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mexican-American brothers whose graphic novels are highly influential. The Hernandez brothers started in the alt-comics scene, where their 'Love and Rockets' series quickly gained prominence. They have since published in more mainstream venues but have maintained an outsider status based on their own background and the content of their work. Enrique García argues that the Hernandez brothers have worked to create a new American graphic storytelling that, while still in touch with mainstream genres, provides a transgressive alternative from an aesthetic, gender, and ethnic perspective. The brothers were able to experiment with and modify these genres by taking advantage of the editorial freedom of independent publishing. This freedom also allowed them to explore issues of ethnic and gender identity in transgressive ways. Their depictions of latinidad and sexuality push against the edicts of mainstream Anglophone culture, but they also defy many Latino perceptions of life, politics, and self-representation. The book concludes with an in-depth interview with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez that touches on and goes beyond the themes explored in the book"--
  • "This study offers a critical examination of the work of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mexican-American brothers whose graphic novels are highly influential. The Hernandez brothers started in the alt-comics scene, where their 'Love and Rockets' series quickly gained prominence. They have since published in more mainstream venues but have maintained an outsider status based on their own background and the content of their work. Enrique García argues that the Hernandez brothers have worked to create a new American graphic storytelling that, while still in touch with mainstream genres, provides a transgressive alternative from an aesthetic, gender, and ethnic perspective. The brothers were able to experiment with and modify these genres by taking advantage of the editorial freedom of independent publishing. This freedom also allowed them to explore issues of ethnic and gender identity in transgressive ways. Their depictions of latinidad and sexuality push against the edicts of mainstream Anglophone culture, but they also defy many Latino perceptions of life, politics, and self-representation. The book concludes with an in-depth interview with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez that touches on and goes beyond the themes explored in the book"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
García, Enrique
Dewey number
741.5/973
LC call number
PN6727.H477
LC item number
Z64 2017
Series statement
Latino and Latin American profiles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hernandez, Gilbert
  • Hernandez, Jaime
  • Hernandez, Mario
  • Bros Hernandez
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
  • American literature
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
Label
The Hernandez Brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics, Enrique García, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-163) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001831038
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780822964926
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017014492
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001831038
Label
The Hernandez Brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics, Enrique García, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-163) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001831038
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780822964926
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017014492
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001831038

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