I've never really been a comic book enthusiast, I've read some here and there... I can appreciate all the beautiful artwork, and hard work that goes into creating these... but for me to go into a comic book store, and browse for a few hours, and spend a bill on these little books was unheard of, until now. Mi novio Angel is an artist, and enjoys going to comic book stores to check out whats new, so a couple of weeks ago I tagged along and was super surprised to find a comic book series that spoke to my soul.
LOCAS: The Maggie and Hopey Stories by Jaime Hernandez, is a series of short stories, graphic novels collected from the pages of Love & Rockets (volume 1, 1982-1998), that follow the drama filled lives of a group of primarily Latina characters, from their teenage years in the early days of the California punk scene to the present day. The two main characters in Locas are Margarita Luisa "Maggie" Chascarrillo and Esperanza Leticia "Hopey" Glass, whose on-again, off-again, open romance is a focus for many Locas storylines.
The artwork done by Jaime Hernandez is amazing, and I love all the chisme going on in these two queer Chicanas lives... the stories will suck you in, and you won't wanna drop the book. Plus, Hernandez is from Oxnard, Califas where I lived most of my childhood, so I love him even more!!! I highly recommend this comic book series, it's the shitzznit!!!