Saturday, May 31, 2014

Los Brothers Hernandez: Assorted Semiotic Bonbons!
Readers of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America know that I am a diehard Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez maven--one of my proudest moments to date in my bizarre odyssey in academia was publishing a feature piece on them and graphic narrative in general in Mosaic--one of the first pointyheaded intellectual works on graphic narrative in a literary journal. In fact, the chapter on Frida Kahlo and Gilbert Hernandez, that appears in the UT Press volume, is an essay I probably had the most fun writing during my now, gulp, three decades long career!

Gilbert has been on a tear of late--publishing more books than Frederick Aldama, Stephen King, and Jacques Derrida, combined!  Click this link to see some of these works on Jeff Bezos' bookmonstrous amazon site.

In any event, perusing the internets this morning I found some familiar and new works by the Chicano dynamic duo and thought I would share them here:

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