I love this shirt.
It's my new favorite shirt of the year.
Another thing you should know: I am not always wearing the shirt because I am the ultimate (or even penultimate) fan of the comic, TV show, movie, band, or whatnot on the shirt. In this case, I definitely love the shirt more than I love the comic. I LIKE the comic, but I am not agog at the thought of the comic. But I LOVE the shirt. The shirt embodies what I liked best about the famous comic by Los Bros Hernandez.
What is it, you ask?
Who are the Hernandez brothers?
Best known for the comic book Love and Rockets, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez have become paragons of the alternative comics revolution that started in the 1980s.
Though I like Gilbert's art and stories, I do LOVE Jaime's art and stories. This shirt captures an image from the first arc of L&R stories collected in volume one. I was also very excited when Jaime did the art work for the Indigo Girls' album All That We Let In, which is one of their best and tied for my all time favorite.
I could write expnasively, go on and on about alternative comics, Los Bros Hernandez, what I love about Jaime's art and stories, and other related topics (like Fantagraphics, the company that published L&R). but today is a short entry. Hey, they cannot all be long.
Final thought: doesn't this image/shirt just ROCK HARD?
I think it does.
- chris tower 1304.09
photo courtesy of Liesel MK Tower