The late Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez rose from the hardscrabble industrial city of Buffalo to become one of the most prominent and revered cartoonists of San Francisco’s underground comix movement. He was a complex artist with a colorful history as an outlaw biker, militant Marxist, visual artist, and community activist. My Life & Times: Spain Vol. 3 is the third of a five-volume series, compiled and edited by Patrick Rosenkranz, chronicling the illustrious career of the cartoonist who rose to international fame as a member of the ZAP Comix collective.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery commemorates the publication of the latest Spain volume with a display of prints from the book, focusing on his cultural and political posters as well as colorful underground comix covers. At once alluring and deliberately provocative, Spain’s work continues to resonate in our current cultural environment.
The display opens Saturday, February 13 and remains on view through March 10. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of the historic Georgetown arts community, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM. Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910.