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Bumperhead

A fascinatingly disjointed tale of drugs rock and roll and adolescence from a legendary cartoonistThe Love and Rockets author Gilbert Hernandez returns with Bumperhead a companion book to Marble Season Whereas Marble Season explored the exuberant and occasionally troubled existence of the wide eyed preteen Huey Bumperhead zeroes in on disaffected teenhood with its protagonist Bobby. This follows Marble Season which focused on the pre teen growing up period and it seems sort of exuberant it s about youth Bumperhead focuses on a teen growing up in the seventies a kind of slacker into punk pretty cynical but to me real but likable That s key seems to me if you are gonna like this can you relate to or understand the kid I was pre punk and never really that disaffected or that same kind of angry though I was politically active and angry about Vietnam and civil rights and education during this time true but I like this kid and am interested in his world Maybe in part because I HAVE a kind of special needs disaffected kid maybe because I have always gravitated as a teacher to such kids Also I am a Beto fan I read everything he does and mostly like it all I saw at a glance that one reviewer said this is literally the worst book I have ever read and I laughed aloud What I was thinking was that this visceral reaction which I loved as a reaction though I clearly disagree with it may be a response to just being annoyed with this slacker punk kid and his family and friends and array of girlfriends and drugs and alcohol and the whole boy stoner culture I dunno I get it And this kid doesn t care what you think of him Screw you He doesn t need you as a friend For me this comic captures a period and an attitude and to my mind looks back on it with a kind of affection I mean we don e know why he is angry it s not political it s not particularly focused all this grumpy teen angst But Bumperhead captures some of the anger and alienation and the checking out of society of some young people and Hernandez looks back on it with bemusement and love I liked this a lot Pretty memorable for me

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Bumperhead follows Bobby a young slacker who narrates his life as it happens but offers very little reflection on the events that transpire He lives in the moment exclusively and is incapable of seeing the world outside of his experiences He comes of age in the 1970s making a rapid progression through that era's different subcultures and in a short period of time segues from a stone. When I learned that Gilbert Hernandez had a new book out BUMPERHEAD and that it was about teenagers and I had just finished the fantastic MARBLE SEASON about pre adolescents which I gave to my 10 year old son to read I thought this was a seuel and told my son as much He was very excited as was I for MARBLE SEASON he says is the best book he s read since WONDER which is frankly the only book he s been able to read cover to cover MARBEL SEASON is one of the best books I ve read in a while too and I read a lot of books It resonates and haunts me Because of the mature content of BUMPERHEAD and just because I wanted to I am after all the father I read the book first I did so in a sitting and probably should read it again as it s not as straight forward as MARBLE SEASON less innocent stranger with intentional anachronisms but no less emotionally moving and engaging There s going on than I can read in a first pass but then Hernandez is an artist not a propagandist Did I let my son read the book Hell yes You should read it too The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy events that transpire He lives in the moment Complete Amber Sourcebook exclusively and is incapable of seeing the world outside of his Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet experiences He comes of age in the 1970s making a rapid progression through that Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, era's different subcultures and in a short period of time segues from a stone. When I learned that Gilbert Hernandez had a new book out BUMPERHEAD and that it was about teenagers and I had just finished the fantastic MARBLE SEASON about pre adolescents which I gave to my 10 year old son to read I thought this was a seuel and told my son as much He was very Detective Wanda Wolfe excited as was I for MARBLE SEASON he says is the best book he s read since WONDER which is frankly the only book he s been able to read cover to cover MARBEL SEASON is one of the best books I ve read in a while too and I read a lot of books It resonates and haunts me Because of the mature content of BUMPERHEAD and just because I wanted to I am after all the father I read the book first I did so in a sitting and probably should read it again as it s not as straight forward as MARBLE SEASON less innocent stranger with intentional anachronisms but no less Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości emotionally moving and Dreams of Glass engaging There s going on than I can read in a first pass but then Hernandez is an artist not a propagandist Did I let my son read the book Hell yes You should read it too

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R glam rocker to a drunk rocker to a speed freak punk He drifts in and out of relationships with friends both male and female Life zooms past him Hernandez's approach captures the numbness and raw undirected anger and passion of a young man who waits for life to happen to him not noticing all the while that it is happening Subtle and thought provoking Bumperhead is a fascinating rea. This is one I have to go back and reread ASAP I can t help but think I m missing something here as I m not as taken by the book as I usually am by Gilbert s work This is certainly not a seuel to Marble Season as some have said it might be And it doesn t have the punch of that earlier book Maybe I ll get that punch after some contemplation and another reading


10 thoughts on “Bumperhead

  1. says:

    I may be too generous with this 4 star rating though Bumperhead IS certainly above average It may not be as arresting as Ghost World

  2. says:

    This follows Marble Season which focused on the pre teen growing up period and it seems sort of exuberant it's about youth Bumperhead focuses on a teen growing up in the seventies a kind of slacker into punk pretty cynical but to me real but likable That's key seems to me if you are gonna like this; can you relate to or u

  3. says:

    I ask Lalo to refer to his sci fi toy about what my future holds same old misery or worse misery?Before he can answer I change my uestion and ask where rock music is goingThe Ramones The Ramones will change rock music for the betterBobby is about out of mandatory experience and everyone he has known his whole life are going their

  4. says:

    Bumperhead is a coming of age novel about a boy who measures each generation of his youth by the records he listens to and the girls he fixates on It was a Seventies thing and if you grew up in the same generation as him I did then you'd unders

  5. says:

    When I learned that Gilbert Hernandez had a new book out BUMPERHEAD and that it was about teenagers and I had just finished the fantastic MARBLE

  6. says:

    The first thought that came to mind when I closed this graphic novel? So what? This is a meandering coming of age story about a young boy who is bullied and abandoned by his parents in various ways There is a lo

  7. says:

    This is one I have to go back and reread ASAP I can't help but think I'm missing something here as I'm not as taken by the book as I usually am by Gilbert's work This is certainly not a seuel to Marble Season as some have said it might be And it doesn't have the punch of that earlier book Maybe I'll get that punch after some contemplation and another reading

  8. says:

    Grabbed a copy of this at SDCC Another fantastic GN from Beto and a natural seuel of sorts to Marble Season I know he's been doing this for over thirty years now or so but he still seems to be getting better and better somehow

  9. says:

    This coming of age story captures how uickly relationships can evolve when adolescents try to define who they are Sure to make you reflect on some of the choices you made during this pivotal period of your life

  10. says:

    I'll have to reread this before I can review it All I know at this point is that it is totally awesome my favorite comic book publishe

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