Thursday, July 10, 2014

Los Bros Hernandez to headline the 2014 Latino Comics Expo

Our two Guests of Honor for this year's Latino Comics Expo San Jose are Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, the creators of the internationally acclaimed LOVE AND ROCKETS comic book series.

Launched from Fantagraphics Books in 1982 with their brother Mario Hernandez, this series has been lauded as one of the preeminent examples of the comic book medium and to this day continues in the annual NEW STORIES editions.

In addition to their work on the LOVE AND ROCKETS comics, they've each maintained Award-winning solo careers throughout the past decades. Jaime's work has appeared in THE NEW YORKER, DC Comics as well as creating artwork for THE CRITERION COLLECTION and for such bands as LOS LOBOS for their "The Town and The City" album. Amongst Jaime's many awards are the 2012 Ignatz Award Winner for Outstanding Artist and the 2013 Harvey Award Winner for Best Cartoonist.

Gilbert Hernandez has amassed a prolific amount of stand-alone graphic novels, including "Speak of the Devil", "Fatima" and "Citizen Rex" (in collaboration with Mario Hernandez) for Dark Horse Comics, "Grip" and "Sloth" for DC Comics and "Marble Season" for Drawn & Quarterly. His most recent awards include a 2009 United States Artists Literature Fellowship, the 2013 Pen Graphic Literature Award and the 2014 Society of Illustrators Silver Medal: Comics and Cartoon-Long Form.

The Latino Comics Expo is proud to present Los Bros Hernandez, appearing for the first time at the Expo. Stay tuned as we announce our initial list of creators who'll be joining them this October for the 2014 Latino Comics Expo!

Make plans to join us this October 11 & 12 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on the campus of San Jóse State University for this free, two-day event.

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