NY – Spain Rodriguez Documentary Screening

Spain Rodriguez and Susan Stern debut their documentary on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Susan Stern is a director, producer and writer who recently turned her camera on her husband, underground cartoonist and artist Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez. Her critically acclaimed first film, Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour, was inspired by their daughter, Nora, and aired on the Public Broadcasting Service’s “Point of View” series in 1998. Rodriguez, who grew up on Buffalo’s East Side and today lives and works in San Francisco, will discuss his career starting with The Spectrum, East Village Other, Zodiac Mindwarp, and the celebrated Zap Comix.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of Buffalo’s Museum District. This exhibit will run through Sunday, January 20th, 2013.

NY – Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels, & Revolution

Press Release:

Buffalo, NY pays tribute to their proud native son Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez with Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels, & Revolution, an in-depth career retrospective opening Friday, September 14th at 5:30pm.

The exhibition will be hosted by the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and will include both original drawings and reproductions representing all stages of Spain’s comix career (East Village Other, Zodiac Mindwarp, Zap Comix, Subvert, Anarchy, Weirdo, Zero ZeroBlab, American Splendor, et al.), including prints from his poster designs for the San Francisco Mime Troupe (1974–2011), with particular emphasis on his mature work of recent years in which he explores both his personal history of growing up in Buffalo in the 1950s and early ‘60s.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of Buffalo’s Museum District. This exhibit will run through Sunday, January 20th, 2013.