From Gilbert Hernandez, the award-winning co-creator of Love & Rockets — the series that defined alternative comics — comes Sloth, Hernandez's first original graphic novel, presented in breathtaking black and white by Vertigo.
Troubled teenager Miguel Serra becomes a walking urban legend after he wills himself into a coma and wakes up one year later virtually unchanged — except for his sloth-like pace.
Discover how a haunted lemon orchard, a mysterious goatman and murder collide as Miguel, his girlfriend Lita and their friend Romeo take on the teenage wasteland of suburbia.
Will it be love or rock-and-roll suicide? Find out in Sloth , a surrealistic romantic drama in the spirit of David Lynch that takes the art of sequential storytelling to new heights in its use of light and shadow.
If for some reason you’ve never strayed into Love & Rockets or Los Bros Hernandez territory yet then this is your chance – and you should take it because both the Hernandez brothers are among the most innovative creators working in comics.
DC, hardback, 128 pages, published July 2006
From the Kirkus review: Gilbert Hernandez, best known for Love and Rockets and Palomar, draws on
personal experience for Sloth, a story about three adolescents caught between their whimsical dreams and the waking world. “I find the most interesting comics are the ones where you can project part of yourself into the world,” he says.
Sloth centres on Miguel Torres, who wills himself into a year-long coma. When he awakens, Miguel finds he’s become an urban legend on par with the haunted orchards of his hometown, a story from Hernandez’s own childhood; Vertigo editor Karen Berger
describes the resulting work as having a “nice sense of magical realism.” During the fantastic fable, Miguel also struggles to reconnect with his girlfriend, Lita, and their best friend, Romeo. “When you’re a little younger, you have to make your own interesting world,” says the author. “Hopefully, readers will enjoy and relate to the twists and turns in this one.”
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 14 March, 2006.