Jaime Hernandez Interview at SuicideGirls

Jaime Hernandez is interviewed at SuicideGirls.com. I like Jaime and have for most of the 25 years they’ve done Love and Rockets. As I drift in and out of the world of comics, and have the ever more frequent experience of walking into a shop with lots of money in my pocket and leaving empty handed because I don’t know what I want, I have always stuck with Los Bros Hernandez. I still need to get a replacement for the threadbare “Maggie the Mechanic” L&R shirt that I finally through away, after wearing the hell out of it for 17 years.

I can definitely trace part of my fascination with Mexican and Latino pop culture back to them. I found Lucha Libre through their comics, first read One Hundred Years of Solitude because the characters talked about it. I was a little surprised to find that Jaime doesn’t speak or read Spanish fluently. It’s a good interview, but looking at the text with my interviewer hat on, and looking at the ratio of question to answer, what I see is a poor schlub interviewer working his ass off.