LOVE & ROCKETS began in 1981, and since then has been among the most highly regarded of independent comic books. Mario, the eldest of 4 brothers and 1 sister, encouraged his brothers Jaime and Gilbert to create their own comics. Mario published the first b&w issue of LOVE & ROCKETS, featuring work by Jaime and Gilbert, and has contributed to it occasionally over the years.
Recently, Mario collaborated with Gilbert on the Dark Horse Comics series, CITIZEN REX. Among Mario's previous comics is the one-shot BRAIN CAPERS, published by Fantagraphics Books.
Mario is scheduled to appear both days, where he'll do a signing and also a reading of one of his works.