Great ‘Love and Rockets’ Tattoos
By Andy Khouri
From the Fantagraphics site comes this fun photograph of a fan’s Love and Rockets tattoos based on Hopey (left) and Maggie (right), from Jaime Hernandez’s decades-long “Locas” saga. The characters first appeared a billion years ago, and their complex and ever-evolving relationship (sometimes friends, sometimes lovers, sometimes together, sometimes apart) has endeared the pair to multiple generations of Hernandez readers.
The fan in the photo presented their tats to Jaime Hernandez at last weekend’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Given the enduring popularity of Love and Rockets (recent “Locas” installments published in Love and Rockets: New Stories have been especially acclaimed), it’s likely we’ll be seeing more of this kind of tribute for years to come.