Saturday, November 05, 2005

Lalo Alcaraz: Chicano Political Cartoonist

Syndicated award winning editorial cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz, is well known for capturing the angst felt in the Chicano and Latino community. As such, he brings a breath of fresh air to many of the editorial pages across the country: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, et al. In fact, Acaraz is the only political cartoonist that draws a Latino-themed comic strip (La Cucaracha). Alcaraz has worked for the alternative LA Weekly since 1992 and originated cartoons for La Opinion, America's oldest EspaƱol newspaper. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in San Diego. He graduated from San Diego State and received his Bachelor Degree in Art.

In the above cartoon Alcaraz has lost all faith in Bush, calling his presidency a "lame duck" Administration, and this only ten months after he barely won re-election. I lie badly: Alcaraz never had any faith in the "Shrub" Administration.

To visit La Cucaracha web-site please see here.

To read an interview of Lalo Alcaraz written by Andrea Almond (AP) visit here.

To visit Cartoonista the web site devoted to Alcaraz's editorial cartoons visit here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guys is a hoot. I read his strip all the time.

Leo Naudin
San Diego, CA

2:17 PM  

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