Jan 2, 2017

ZAP COMIX #4 - Part 3.


Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez joined ZAP #4 in 1969. That issue was published by The Print Mint which was hit with a lawsuit regarding Crumb’s depiction of incest. The publishers, Don and Alice Schenker, were arrested. The charges were later dropped, but the comix was published sporadically after that. 
Spain, pseudonym at times, Algernon Backwash, was influenced by EC artist, Wally Wood. He helped create the first Underground tabloid, Zodiac Mindwarp in 1967. 
A prolific artist, he was also published in many other titles including, Subvert Comics, Mean Bitch Thrills, Trashman, Nightmare Alley, Che: A Graphic Biography. Plus posters for The San Francisco Mime Troupe and many other projects.
He died of cancer in San Francisco, March 28, 2012. He was 72. 
Gary Arlington's Comic Shop. 
San Francisco 1971.
Gary Arlington.
Berkeley Con 1973
Coyote Ball, San Francisco 1975
Maxine (?), Gary Hallgren.
Coyote Ball, San Francisco 1975.
Harvey Kurtzman, (left).
Berkeley Con 1976.
Trina Robbins
Phil Yeh
Berkeley Comics Fair 1977
Clay Geerdes and Phil Yeh.
Berkeley Comics Fair 1977
Berkeley Comics Fair 1977.
San Diego Con 1978.
San Diego Con 1978.
San Diego Con 1978.
Gilbert Shelton. Ripp Off Press party 1978
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San Diego Con 1979
George DiCaprio, (Leonardo's Dad).
San Diego Con 1979

Wally Wood and Lyn Chevli.
San Diego Con 1980.
San Diego Con 1980.
San Diego Con 1980
San Diego Con 1980
Bill Griffith. 
Quake Con San Francisco
Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith
Quake Con San Francisco
Creation Con San Francisco 1981.
Creation Con San Francisco 1981.
San Francisco Hilton 1982
Cody, (a friends son).
Mural painted for restaurant in San Francisco.
Mural painted on Horizon building, 
San Francisco.
Large art piece for a con. Unknown.
T-Shirt art 1980.