- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly; 01 edition (25 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1770461655
- ISBN-13: 978-1770461659
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.9 x 28 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 943,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bumperhead Hardcover – 25 Sep 2014
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Praise for "Marble Season""Hernandez is brilliant on the particular embarrassments of growing up . . . "Marble Season" is a treat: beady, nostalgic and sometimes unexpectedly piercing." --"The Guardian"""Marble Season" sometimes feels like one long, seamless shot of budding love, brimming violence and suddenly struck friendships." --"The ""Washington Post", Best Comics of 2013
About the Author
Gilbert Hernandez was born in 1957 in Oxnard, California. In 1981, he co-self-published the first issue of "Love and Rockets" with his brothers, Mario and Jaime. Embracing strong female lead characters and punk culture, the series stood out from the male-dominated comics of the time. Hernandez and his brother Jaime have continued "Love and Rockets "for three decades. In the ensuing years, Hernandez has won nearly every industry award, as well as the prestigious United States Artists Literature Fellowship. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Carol, and his daughter, Natalia.
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It's a tough story, possibly not as moving as Gilbert's best comics. (And, since this is a Gilbert Hernandez comic, he includes a touch of his trademark magic realism: one of Bobby's pals has his own internet-connected iPad ... in the early '70s!) Yet it's among his most stark and remote work, movingly depicting Bobby's latent fear of his own hollowness. As a leading character he's about as lonely as any you'll find in Hernandez's rich history of lost, searching personages. Worth a read for Gilbert's fans and admirers.
I can't say that Bumperhead is my favorite work by Gilbert Hernandez, but it was entertaining, thought-provoking and ultimately melancholy. Beto produces so much, so often that he doesn't always get the attention and respect he deserves.
It's told in multipe parts -- boyhood, youth, early adulthood, and then later adulthood.
One thing gets me though, that threw me off and lessened my enjoyment. There is a character that we meet in the first part who has an iPad. They're kids so it seems like present day. Then it jumps to the same characters, and they're older, but it's like the early 70s. The kid still has the iPad. That was jarring. If I was more academic I might try to make something of it, but as a lay reader, it didn't work.