(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez
Marble Season is the all-new semiautobiographical novel by the contemporary master cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, the co-creator of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series. His first book with Drawn & Quarterly, and one of the most highly anticipated books of 2013, Marble Season features Huey, his family, and their neighbors, who tell the untold stories from the youth of the American comics legend and his cartooning brothers and fellow icons Jaime and Mario, and their large family that grew up in 60s suburban California. Marble Season subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play children engage in such as shooting marbles, backyard plays, and treasure hunts change as the children encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all-ages story, Marble Season explores the redemptive and timeless power of reading and role play in childhood. Black and white.