Gilbert Hernandez

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Gilberto Hernandez, (born February 1, 1957, in Oxnard, California), usually credited as Gilbert Hernandez and also known by the nickname Beto , is an American comics creator, who wrote and pencilled the comic Young Lando Calrissian.


Hernandez grew up in Oxnard, California, and was exposed to comic books early in life, his mother passing on her love of the medium to her children. He was particularly enamored with the work that Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko produced for Marvel Comics, as well as Hank Ketcham's Dennis the Menace and the Archie comics line. His brother Mario was responsible for introducing Gilbert to the underground comix movement when he smuggled a copy of Zap Comix into the house.

Gilbert's main work is Palomar, a story about the inhabitants of small fictional village of the same name, located somewhere in Central America.

Along with his brothers Jaime Hernandez and Mario Hernandez he co-created the acclaimed independent comic book Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books.

If one compares Gilbert's work to that of his brother Jaime, his drawing style is rougher as well as more cartoony and expressive. It's often said that Gilbert is the better writer, while Jaime is the better artist.[1][2][3]

He is also co-creator and co-star of The Naked Cosmos, an eccentric low-budget TV show about a cosmic prophet known as Quintas.

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