The Day | EVO’s Spain Rodriguez Has Died

EAST VILLAGE street (purple)Ria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Spain Rodriguez, the legendary cartoonist who got his start at the East Village Other, has died of cancer at the age of 72, according to The Times. “It’s close to impossible for me to find the words to express how important Crumb, Wilson, Rodriquez and Bill Griffith were in helping to alter the ways in which teenyboppers like myself viewed the world,” says Dangerous Minds.

“An East Village 11-year-old was handcuffed and taken into custody last month after strolling into MS 345 on the Lower East Side with a play pistol — a black plastic prop given to him by an after-school theater company.” [NY Post]

A new exhibit of Tenement Museum replicates Schneider’s Lager Beer Saloon, a saloon that “provided everything a patron needed: a glass of their favorite German lager, free home cooking, and a connection to the community.” [Epoch Times]

Sebastian Piras, an East Villager and a contributor to The Local, tells us his 1993 photo of Richard Prince will be used in the artist’s new collaboration with AriZona Iced Tea.

The folks at the No Name Comedy at Otto’s Shrunken Head tell us that Jim Mendrinos, Ben Lerman, Tracy Marhal, Bob Greenberg, Hilary Schwartz and Joseph Rocha are the next comedians to join house band The Summer Replacements for the variety show in December. [No Name NYC]

An owner eulogizes Remus, a 100-pound American pitbull who “drew fans of all types” during his strolls around the East Village. [City Room]

Jason Mendenhall describes a “full-out fight” between bachelorette parties at his bar The Wayland. [Eater]