7 Stories Up at SNFL, Author at the Library, Author Talks: The Superhero & the Flag: Visualizing Puerto Rican Pride with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Tickets available for In Person
Event Details

What do a superhero and the Puerto Rican flag have in common? Both were created in New York City! Join Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author and creator of the superhero series La Borinqueña, for a talk about Puerto Rican history, pride, and storytelling.

This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor.

To join the event in person | Doors will open 30 minutes before the program begins. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.


Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a graphic novelist most notably recognized as the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña that is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museums. He is a featured storyteller in HBO's documentary Habla Now, the latest installment of the award-winning "Habla" series. In addition, he is the recipient of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts via the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico featuring La Borinqueña teaming up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and other DC Comics heroes which he self-published under his own studio Somos Arte. Sales of Ricanstruction have collected close to a quarter of a million dollars and lead to the development of the La Borinqueña Grants Program supporting local grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico. As the Creative Director and owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based creative services studio he has worked with such notable clients as Atlantic Records, Columbia University, Sony Pictures and Marvel. Edgardo is a curator of art exhibitions having already produced three original Marvel comic book art exhibitions and his latest "La Borinqueña in San Juan" in Puerto Rico's Fundación Cortés. He is also an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. Follow Edgardo for more updates on his latest projects and philanthropic efforts on social media via Twitter @MrEdgardoNYC and the latest news on La Borinqueña via Instagram/Facebook @LaBorinquenaComics.

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The 7 Stories Up Series at SNFL is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).