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Any of you get to go to MoCCA Fest this weekend? I didn't, but I got to meet the amazing Mr. Jaime Hernandez on Friday. I bought his book Locas II for him to sign, and I've been reading it all weekend. So good.

Love and Rockets is one of those comics I never get tired of reading. I would love it even if I couldn't read; I wish more comics were in black and white.

For those who don't know, Love and Rockets is a pretty down-to-earth drama, but occasionally there's weird, occult stuff, and superheros! Alarma is a real one, Penny Century wants to be one. Comic books themselves are a topic in the stories on occasion. Mild undress and swearing under the cut.

Maggie, who is sometimes depressed, turns to old comics for comfort. The other woman is Izzy, an old friend of hers.

Space Queen is Maggie's favorite comic book. But it looks like some wacky artist has gotten a hold of her! I guess one of her new powers is the ability to shrink her waist.

To be fair, you did divorce him, Maggie! 

L&R is so much fun, every story in Locas II is gold. 

Do you guys and gals have comics like Space Queen that you always go back to? I usually go to Calvin and Hobbes, since I grew up reading it, but I also re-read a lot of manga: Appleseed, Akira, Azumanga, Crayon Shin-chan, etc.
tags: title: love and rockets, creator: jaime hernandez

Date: 2010-04-12 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Maggie is me every time I walk into a comics store nowadays.

I used to have a friend who did her very best to be Hopey. I expect a lot of people did back then.

Date: 2010-04-14 03:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Well, I suppose, apart from my not being a girl myself.;) I think it was a combination of her already being kind of naturally Hopey-like, and consciously taking on more traits once she read L&R. But she already was Latina, lesbian(and inclined to pine for straight girls whom she couldn't get. Well, half the time), and not a punk but seriously into industrial dance music, so it was more of a "Wow, this is ME!" moment when I showed her the comic.


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