It's a fabulously sunny spring day, and I'm standing on Lexington Avenue with the graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez. He's teetering on one leg in an imitation of Deadman, a cheesy superhero known for abruptly taking possession of people's bodies. Hernandez has struck this wobbly pose in response to my asking his opinion of comic-book artist Neal Adams's supremely realistic drawings. "If you see Neal doing a strip about people standing there talking in an office, that's just beautiful shit," Hernandez explains. "But when you see him drawing Deadman going, 'Whooo–oooh–ooooh'—it's not my exciting thing. As a kid, I thought it was, but it... More >>>
Hernandez in his Pasadena studio. A sketchbook page from The Art of Jaime Hernandez (below).