Today I’ll be featuring a completely different kind of graphic novel. The Love and Rockets Book series is written and illustrated by three brothers. They started the comic in the 1980s as part of the alternative comic movement. If you’d like to read more on alternative comics, I would highly recommend the book Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. There are many different ways to read Love and Rockets according to which brother you talk to. For a guide on how to read the series, click here. To read bios on the brothers, click here. Most of the time, the brothers write solo, but they are all responsible for the collection. These are just some that we have in the library:
- Maggie the Mechanic: A Love and Rockets Book
- Heartbreak Soup: A Love and Rockets Book
- Beyond Palomar: A Love and Rockets Book
- Perla la loca: A Love and Rockets Book
- Esperanza: A Love and Rockets Book
- Penny Century: A Love and Rockets Book
Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.