Skip to main content

Famed creator of indie comic 'Love and Rockets' to speak at MCAD


The creator of the revolutionary indie comic book "Love and Rockets" is coming to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to showcase his work, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

Artist Jaime Hernandez, who created the first issue of "Love and Rockets" 32 years ago with this brothers Gilbert and Mario, will be at MCAD Aug. 16 to speak at the exhibit. The exhibit, titled "Jaime Hernandez: 30 Years of Locas," is already underway and runs through Aug. 18.

Hernandez has been lauded over the years for his comics, which instead of featuring superheroes has focused on true-to-life stories of a rag-tag group of friends living outside of Los Angeles.

The Mexican-American artist told MPR that when he started the comic book, "there just really wasn't that much known about my culture in comics, in TV, in movies, even. And if it was handled, it was handled poorly because people really didn't know it."

In addition to MCAD, Hernandez will be a special guest at Autopic -- a festival of independent comics, music, posters and art -- in Minneapolis on Aug. 18.

Next Up

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

Timothy William Tuit

2 people plead guilty in fatal Dakota County home invasion

Two others charged in the incident will go to trial next year.

south lake minnetonka police department

25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs

Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 8.34.54 AM

After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine

The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.


First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

wright county Sheriff Sean Deringer

Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions

The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 7.59.52 AM

More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA

The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.