Bumperhead by Gilbert HernandezBumperhead by Gilbert Hernandez


byGilbert Hernandez

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

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A fascinatingly&nbspdisjointed tale of drugs, rock&nbspand&nbsproll,&nbspand adolescence from a legendary cartoonistThe Love and Rockets author, Gilbert Hernandez, returns with Bumperhead, a companion book to Marble Season. Whereas&nbsp Marble Season &nbspexplored the exuberant and occasionally troubled existence of the wide-eyed preteen Huey, Bumperhead zeroes in on disaffected teenhood with its protagonist, Bobby.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Bumperhead follows Bobby, a young slacker who narrates his life as it happens but offers very little reflection on the events that transpire.&nbspHe lives in the moment exclusively and is incapable of seeing the world outside of his experiences. He comes of age in the 1970s, making a rapid progression through that era's different subcultures and&nbspin a short period of time segues from a stoner glam rocker to a drunk rocker to a speed-freak punk. He drifts in and out of relationships with friends, both male and female. Life zooms past him.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Hernandez's approach captures the numbness and raw undirected anger and passion of a young man who waits for life to happen to him, not noticing all the while that it is happening. Subtle and thought-provoking, Bumperhead is a fascinating read.
Gilbert Hernandez was born in 1957 in Oxnard, California. In 1981, he co-self-published the first issue of Love and Rockets with his brothers, Mario and Jaime. Embracing strong female lead characters and punk culture, the series stood out from the male-dominated comics of the time. Hernandez and his brother Jaime have continued ...
Title:BumperheadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10.91 × 8.36 × 0.74 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770461655

ISBN - 13:9781770461659

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Marble Season "Hernandez is brilliant on the particular embarrassments of growing up . . . Marble Season is a treat: beady, nostalgic and sometimes unexpectedly piercing." - The Guardian " Marble Season sometimes feels like one long, seamless shot of budding love, brimming violence and suddenly struck friendships." - The Washington Post, Best Comics of 2013