Reader book issue, Coronado’s Don Zub, tough cop, actor kills mom, vice cop busted, candid dancing instructor. Otay Mesa's death of farming
8:30 a.m., June 23
Just got the news that legendary Zap Comix co-founder Spain Rodriguez has passed away. He and Robert Crumb were among the earliest underground comic superstars - among my most prized possessions is the original art pages for a complete Trashman story from Subvert Comix #2.
Spain did a lot of artwork for the Reader back in the 70s and 80s, returning to do several covers in the 90s - I'll seek those and post a few shortly.
Meanwhile, here's a complete story Spain drew for the locally-published horror comic series, Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology, scripted by yours truly and based on a story by original Twilight Zone and Logan's Run writer George Clayton Johnson --- working with Spain was one of the biggest thrills of my professional career. He was a great and talented guy who'll be sorely missed -