Casita exhibits "STRAIGHT OUT OF COMICS" by Lalo Alcaraz


       

A Little about Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz is an award winning visual and media artist and writer who has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the US for the last two decades. He is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, "La Cucaracha" as seen in the L.A. Times and other papers nationwide. Lalo is currently a writer at Fox Television's upcoming animated program, "Bordertown," which debuts this fall. A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is winner of five Southern California Press Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon, produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly from 1992-2010 and now creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Universal Uclick and Huffington Post. He drew the Sonia Sotomayor themed "Lil' Judge Lopez" cartoon which has appeared recently in 60 Minutes, CBS News and Univision. Lalo's books include "Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition" (2012 by Basic Books), "Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration, (2005) "La Cucaracha." (2004) co-host of KPFK Radio's satirical talk show, "The Pocho Hour of Power," heard Fridays at 4pm in L.A. on 90.7 FM. Lalo recently taught illustration at Otis College of Fine Art & Design in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of San Diego State University (BA in Art) and UC Berkeley (Master's in Architecture).