JAIME HERNANDEZ/ RAIN TAXI BOOK FEST
as always, should've posted this a week ago, but...turns out having a "real" job takes up a LOT of time...
La Mano has had a booth at the past 4 Rain Taxi book fairs, and it's -- like the magazine itself-- a great thing, and a great event. lots of tables, lots of books, and lots of people who love books; what more could you ask for?
besides an economy not on the verge of collapse, i mean.
in any case, besides just the fact that it's HAPPENING and you should go, this year is special for yours truly: i'm ridiculously and stupidly honored to be hosting an hour-long Q&A with a guy that i consider to be one of the greatest cartoonists on the face of the planet: Jaime Hernandez.
for those of you who don't know, Jaime (and his equally talented brother Gilbert) have been writing and drawing the "Love and Rockets" comic/ magazine since 1980ish. Jaime's ongoing "Locas" is... well, with all the lip wagging these days about the validity of comics and the "graphic novel", seems like folks are wondering when we're going to get the Great American Comic Book Novel, and the fact is that Jaime has been steadily creating that novel for the past couple of decades; 20 years from now, everyone in the world will acknowledge this fact, but...
this is like hanging out with Jack Kirby, as far as i'm concerned. if not for Xaime, i...man, i can't even imagine comics WITHOUT him (not to mention my comics specifically).
do yourself a favor; come on down.
i'll try to keep my shit together, i promise.