SDCC Debuts: Bumperhead by Gilbert Hernandez
Is it really only day two of San Diego Comic-Con International 2014? From the looks of our social media feeds, y'all have already had enough fun to last the year. Continue the party and drop by Booth 1629. Today's programming includes signings with Mimi Pond, Gilbert Hernandez, Lisa Hanawalt, and Matt Forsythe. Plus Lisa and Mimi are on panels! And in addition to all that, we're still debuting three new titles!
Gilbert Hernandez's Bumperhead is the follow up to last year's critically acclaimed Marble Season. Bumperhead tells the life story of its narrator Bobby, a slacker who drifts through life without ever stopping to reflect upon it. As a teenager in the 1970s he dabbles in a variety of subcultures: punk, rocker, speed-freak- he doesn't commit to any of them, or to any of his relationships either. Despite his too-cool attitude, Bobby is not without problems: he is teased mercilessly as a child, and must constantly come to the rescue of his father, whose English isn't so good. Music is all he really cares about. Almost anyone will be able to see a little of themselves in the everyday scenes of Bumperhead, but Hernandez's story is slightly surreal, too: for example, Bobby's best friend has a 'sci-fi toy' (an iPad) on which he learns and shares facts about the future. The result is fast-paced, thrilling, and available at booth 1629!
Do you want a shot at winning a copy of Bumperhead or one of our many other titles? Drop by the DRAWN AND QUARTERLY JEOPARDY panel tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 am in Room 4!