MTV Tr3s: When are we going to see a Love and Rockets story on the big screen? What about an animated series?
Hernandez: That’s something I’d like to see, but I haven’t met anyone who is capable of translating my characters to film. There is interest in a Palomar film, but I can’t discuss anything about it yet.
MTV Tr3s: Fritz is pretty atypical (in relation to mainstream portrayal of Latinas/Chicanas). She’s bisexual, into punk music and sci-fi. Was she inspired by a specific woman in your life?
Hernandez: Not really. She’s in part a combination of situations I’ve seen women in, but she’s mostly made up of character. The trick is to make a character seem like they’re real.
Read the rest of the interview with Gilbert Hernandez over at Blogamole.MTVTr3s.com.