Jaime Hernandez Book Launch for Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Anya Davidson

Mar
11
7:00 pm

In , Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.

One of the most talented artists our polyglot culture has produced.” — The New York Times Book Review

Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters — Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others — have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

Jaime will be in conversation with Chicago-based artist , author of Band For Life, School Spirits & more.

For more info:

Fantagraphics.com

anyadavidson.com

@xaimeh

Cohen(at)fantagraphics(dot)com

Here’s the invite for this event on Facebook.

Monday, March 11th, 7pm – Free Event