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The feature attraction of this chunky softcover are the extensively researched timelines and character bios for both the Locas and Palomar universes; long time L & R readers will be reminded of characters and events that they had forgotten all about – or at least hadn't thought about in years – and relative newcomers will be clued in to the depths and riches that await them in the pages of Love and Rockets. In a way, The Love and Rockets Companion is a bit like a family album, one in which readers can immerse themselves and discover their place in and connection to the comics family built around Love and Rockets that has thrived for over thirty years now. In addition this volume includes extensive interviews with los hermanos Hernandez – including two new major interviews conducted specifically for this volume and appearing here for the first time! The wraparound dustjacket is printed on extra heavy stock and folds out into a poster (the sticker is removable), while the reverse side depicts the Locas and Luba family trees. This jam-packed volume is a Love and Rockets collector's bonanza!
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"In this issue, Gary Groth conducts a career-spanning interview with Y: The Last Man comics artist Pia Guerra about her turn to editorial cartooning and future projects. John Jennings explores the vision behind the graphic imprint Megascope, devoted to "rediscovering powerful speculative work by and about people of color." Jennie S. Law interviews Civil Rights activists Jennifer Lawson and Courtland Cox about their ingenious strategies — comics pamphlets about gaining political power, going undercover, mass meetings — to register voters in Lowndes County circa 1965. Nicknamed "Bloody Lowndes," 80% of its population was Black, yet only two Black people were registered to vote. Also: a gallery of Frank Leet's one-panel cartoons illustrating Don Marquis's (Archy and Mehitabel) verse, a conversation with Alex Graham about self-publishing a 400-page graphic novel, a Rob Guillory (Chew, Farmhand) sketchbook, an original comic by Meg O'Shea, and more."