L.A.S.E.R and the Multicultural Center Presents:
Dr. Ana Merino
Lecture No.1 Spring 2013
"Comic Books and Latino Identities: The Power of Los Bros Hernandez’s The Hernandez Brothers LOVE AND ROCKETS"
In the 1980s Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez transformed the way most comic characters were developed by adding a crucial landscape of alternative identities and cultures to the white mainstream American. Both brothers projected aspects of their own experience growing up as Latinos in the USA. With “Love and rockets” they consolidated a rich and inspiring way to develop graphic fiction. In their work, strong women, especially US Latina and Latin American characters, became the cornerstone of a new vision for comics. Diversity in every sense was added to the space of comics, bringing a much needed multiethnic vision.