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Spain Rodriguez, Zap Comix Artist and S.F. Mural Promoter, Has Died at Age 72

Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez, an influential indie comics artist who, along with R. Crumb and Robert Williams, was one of the original contributors to Zap Comix, has died at age 72 after a six-year battle with cancer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He was also a founding member of the mural movement in San Francisco’s mural movement, and remained active until his death at his S.F. home on Wednesday — he put the finishing touches on a poster for a Woodie Guthrie tribute concert honoring the labor movement this weekend. (more…)