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Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

posted Oct 4, 2017, 5:51 PM by Vu Nguyen
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According to this article, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is fundraising money to send to Puerto Rico.  From my understanding, you can purchase George Perez's La Borinquena prints at the Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico event tonight.  It is also noted La Borinqueña #2 is delayed because his colorist is in Puerto Rico and there's no communication with the island.

Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Casita Maria for Arts and Education in the Bronx, Miranda-Rodriguez will lead a fundraiser selling original La Borinqueña artwork, with all proceeds going to La Corporación Piñones Se Integra. The event, “Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico,” is a collaboration with the London-based gallery, Art You Grew Up With, which donated all the printings of the 35 La Borinqueña images being sold. Various artists in the comic book industry also donated art. Many are Puerto Rican, including comic book legend George Perez.

“I was concerned about my family in Luquillo, Fajardo and Ceiba, Puerto Rico,” Miranda-Rodriguez told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “I didn’t just want to worry nor post on social media that they were missing. I felt compelled to do something.”