A Look Inside High Soft Lisp (Love and Rockets Book 25)


Fantagraphics Books has given fans an inside look at the next volume of their Love and Rockets library: Gilbert Hernandez’s High Soft Lisp.

The images are posted over at their Flickr page, but I have cross posted a couple below, for those readers to lazy to click, along with the book’s solicitation blurb, and a video of a man flicking through the book.

High Soft Lisp is the 25th book in the love and Rocket’s TPB series, and collects stories starring Luba’s half-sister Rosalba “Fritz” Martinez from L&R Vol. II.

For a Love and Rockets reading guide (I know it can be confusing), click here.

“Five six. Hundred twenty-eight pounds. Forty-three twenty-two thirty-six. High soft lisp. Genius level I.Q.” That’s how motivational speaker Mark Herrera sums up Rosalba “Fritz” Martinez, bombshell, former punkette, former psychiatrist, “Z” movie star — in this supremely sexy, constantly surprising graphic novel.

And Herrera should know, being only one of many to fall under Fritz’s “lithping” spell — others including slobbish rocker Scott “The Hog” and high school nerd turned obsessive bodybuilder Enrique Escobar (and that’s just her husbands).

Hernandez has taken this suite of stories (including the 48-page graphic novelette “High Soft Lisp”), originally serialized in Luba’s Comics and Stories and the second volume of Love and Rockets, and fleshed them out with a dozen brand new pages, creating an original and inventive (and very steamy) volume that, through its connections to his main character Luba (Fritz is Luba’s half sister, and characters from the Luba stories pop up here), works both as a standalone graphic novel and a further exploration of Hernandez’s rich world.

144-page black & white 6.5″ x 9.75″ softcover
ISBN: 978-1-60699-318-7

Ships in: March 2010

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  1. Fantagraphics Books February 2010 Solicitations
  2. A 22-Page Preview of Love Buzz OGN from Oni Press
  3. Douglas Wolk Lists the Best Graphic Novels of 2009 at BNReview
  4. The Essential Upcoming Comics and Graphic Novels of 2010
  5. A Sneak Peek Look Inside Deadlocke #1, a Special One Shot Comic Book Tie-in to Christopher Krovatin’s Venomous

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