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Lalo Alcaraz -- award-winning editorial cartoonist and Latino journalist -- captures the essence of the country's changing cultural and political landscape. Alcaraz has produced editorial cartoons for LA Weekly since 1992 and also creates cartoons in Spanish for La Opinion, the United States' oldest Spanish-language newspaper. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hispanic Magazine, Latina magazine, La Jornada in Mexico City, BUNTE, (Germany's People magazine) and many other publications. Add instant variety to your Web site's news and opinion offerings with Alcaraz's intelligent, youthful and thought-provoking perspective.
Lalo Alcaraz, distinguished editorial cartoonist and Latin journalist, captures the essence of the changing cultural and political panorama of the country. He is creator of the first daily strip with a political theme distributed throughout all the country by a syndicate, La Cucaracha, which is distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication.
Alcaraz has produced editorial cartoons for LA Weekly since 1992 and he creates also editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Andrews McMeel Syndication. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hispanic Magazine, Latina Magazine, La Jornada in Mexico City, BUNTE (People magazine in Germany), and many other publications.
Coeditor of the satirical magazine POCHO, Alcaraz has also illustrated the book “Latino USA: a Cartoon History,” published in September 2000 by Basic Books.
Alcaraz began drawing daily editorial cartoons in the periodical of the State University of San Diego, The Daily Aztec, in 1985. Two years later he got his bachelor degree in art and environmental design of the school. In 1991, Alcaraz obtained his mastership in architecture of the California University, Berkeley.
Alcaraz received recently his fourth Award for the Best Cartoons in Weekly Journals of Southern California Journalism, as well as the Award to the Excellency in Communications from the Los Angeles Hispanic Public Relations Association and the Award “Art as a Hammer” from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, teacher at a public school, and two children.