La Cucaracha Art Opening this Saturday OCT. 18
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz presents
"MEET THE CAST"
An exhibit featuring cartoon art from Lalo's nationally syndicated
daily comic strip, La Cucaracha.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 18th, 7pm
Award winning and controversial Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz
brings his twisted bicultural vision to the Bluebird Arthouse in this
fun exhibit featuring original paintings, cartoon art, prints and
posters inspired by La Cucaracha, the politically oriented comic
strip which Vibe Magazine calls, a "straight, no chaser look at
Read La Cucaracha in over 60 daily newspapers across the US,
including in the L.A. Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Arizona Republic,
Dallas Morning News and migente.com.
Original artwork and merchandise will be available for purchase. Lalo
will be signing items at the opening reception. Show runs from Oct.
18th to Oct. 12th.
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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. He is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily strip, "La Cucaracha," which is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.
Alcaraz has produced editorial cartoons for LA Weekly since 1992 and also creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Universal Press Syndicate. 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.
The co-editor of the satirical magazine POCHO, Alcaraz also illustrated the book "Latino USA: A Cartoon History," which was published in September 2000 by Basic Books. Alcaraz began drawing daily editorial cartoons at San Diego State University's newspaper, The Daily Aztec, in 1985. Two years later, he received his bachelor's degree in art and environmental design from the school. In 1991, Alcaraz earned his master's degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Alcaraz recently received his fourth Southern California Journalism Award for Best Cartoon in Weekly Papers, as well as the Los Angeles Hispanic Public Relations Association's Premio Award for Excellence in Communications and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics "Art as a Hammer" Award.
He lives in Los Angeles with his public schoolteacher wife and two children.