The Hernandez brothers (Jaime, Gilbert and Mario) were raised in Oxnard, California. They self-published the first issue of Love and Rockets in 1981, but since 1982 it has been published by Fantagraphics Books. Gilbert and Jaime have each created separate series involving many of the same characters from L&R. In 2001 Los Bros revived the series as Love and Rockets Volume 2, which ran for 20 issues through 2007. Love and Rockets contains several ongoing serial narratives, the most prominent being Gilbert's Palomar stories and Jaime's Hoppers 13 (aka Locas) stories.