Here is a short movie about the late Rodriguez's artwork and his life, created my Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern, also his wife. Throw in some blues, some jazz and the Haitian Fight Song – essential music to accompany his politically edgy comics.
It's funny, when I was young, I kinda didn't like rich people. I don't know why that was. But I just kinda had this bad attitude.
Cartoonist Robert Crumb explains this feeling of Rodriguez's:
He has a finger in the face of the bourgeoisie. He despises so deeply the hypocritcal bourgeois sensibility. When I met him he struck me as an archetypal character – someone between crazy artist crossed with left wing radical crossed with working class Latino-hood.
And of course such an artist – whose gritty illustrative style influenced a generation of left-leaning graphic novelists – had to write a book on Che!
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