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Gilbert Hernandez says he was “born into a world with comic books in the house.” Together with his brothers, Jaime and Mario, Gilbert created the “Love and Rockets” comic book series, to which he regularly contributes stories. The series ended in 1996 but was revived as Volume 2 in 2001. Hernandez is also well known for creating strong and fully realized female characters – as opposed to the one-dimensional women found in most comics. “Love and Rockets” has garnered international acclaim and has been translated into French, Japanese and many other languages. Gilbert Hernandez’s latest works are “Marble Season” (Drawn & Quarterly), “Julio’s Day” and “Children of Palomar” (Fantagraphics).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Gilbert Hernandez