Edel Rodriguez

Edel Rodriguez

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1971. In 1980 he and his family boarded a boat and left for America during the Mariel boatlift. Rodriguez has illustrated hundreds of magazine and book covers for clients such as the New Yorker, TIME, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, and Penguin Random House. He has also illustrated poster and advertising campaigns for operas, films, and Broadway shows. He has written and illustrated a dozen books for children.

His memoir, Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey, was published in 2023.


selected bibliography

The Mango Tree by Edel Rodriguez
The Mango Tree (2024)
Worm by Edel Rodriguez
Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey (2023)

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online resources

Edel Rodriguez’s website

Video: Rodriguez on why he works in news and political art