DROP 1 // EGG COLLECTION
Along with his brother, Jaime, Gilbert created the alt comic book, Love and Rockets. (Yes, the band name Love and Rockets came from the comic.)
Known for iconoclastic modes of graphic storytelling, Gilbert's work features actual people (not superheroes), strong women, and issues of Latino culture in the US. The novel novelist, Juno Díaz, calls Gilbert “one of the greatest American storytellers.”
Gilbert Hernandez was born in 1957 in Oxnard, California, and is considered one of the greatest living comics writer-artists in the world. In 1982, Hernandez co-created, along with his brothers Mario and Jaime, the ongoing, iconic, internationally acclaimed comic book series Love and Rockets, one of the greatest bodies of work the medium has ever seen.
In 1982, Hernandez co-created, along with his brothers Mario and Jaime, the ongoing, iconic, internationally acclaimed comic book series Love and Rockets, one of the greatest bodies of work the medium has ever seen.
In addition to his work on Love and Rockets, its spinoffs, and side series, Hernandez has released a prodigious amount of original graphic novels and miniseries, such as Sloth, Bumperhead, and Marble Season. He also collaborated with Darwyn Cooke on The Twilight Children for DC.
He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2017 and is the recipient of a Fellow Award from United States Artists and a PEN Center USA's Graphic Literature Award for Outstanding Body of Work. Hernandez lives in Southern California, with his wife and daughter.
“We thought everybody read comics. We didn't know we were weird. We didn't know that people that collected comics were strange. It was as normal as listening to rock music on the radio.”
— Gilbert Hernández
Over the course of a year in collaboration with mmERCH, Gilbert created a series of 48 exclusive characters for this collection.
A process of pen, paper, and white out.
developing the characters
hand drawing patterns
coloring in artworks