I have been waiting for somebody to scan this page for literally years.
Original cover art by Jaime Hernandez from The Complete Love and Rockets Book 9: Flies On the Ceiling, published by Fantagraphics, October 1991.
Love and Rockets, # 44
Fantagraphics Books, 1993
Love and Rockets vol. 2 issue 12 cover by Jaime Hernandez
Perla La Loca
Totally, perfectly heartbreaking every single time. The first time I encountered this in print I cried. (But lately Jaime’s work always makes me cry.)
blessings upon whoever made this into a gif
because I’m in an explain why I love things kind of mood…
At this point in the story Maggie’s life is kind of spinning out of control. She has made a few bad calls, told some relatively innocent lies that got totally out of hand, gotten estranged from some people she really cares for, and she doesn’t know what to do.
At this moment, when she feels like everyone hates her, we get this two-page spread of all these characters slapping her in the face.
Notably this includes characters not even involved in this story, characters Maggie hasn’t seen for years, and a couple characters who died years before this. So it’s not something that actually happens or a metaphor or a dream sequence or anything like that. It’s a feeling. I didn’t know it was possible to draw this feeling, but this is unquestionably what Maggie feels like at the end of Bob Richardson. I know this feeling. It’s just like this.
(Love and Rockets is so brilliant, you guys)
Love & Rockets
A very comprehensive guide to the best comic series ever made.
Locas, by Jaime Hernandez.