Spain Rodriguez: Rest in Power

I was sad and shocked to hear of the death of Spain Rodriguez this morning. I first got to know Spain when I was a kid through the dusty boxes of underground comics that my Dad collected. His autobiographical comics connected with me like none other and heavily influenced my work starting in childhood and continuing on to this day.  Spain Rodriguez was a friend, teacher, mentor, and hero to me. So much of what I love about art comes from the mind of Spain and what he taught me when I took classes from him at the Mission Cultural Center.

Until the day he died, Spain continued to work as an artist and stayed engaged in the creative communities of the Bay Area. Seeing his posters for the San Francisco Mime Troupe around town always brought a smile to my face. The world will not be the same without him. Rest in power Spain.

Peace,

Rio

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