Lalo Alcaraz

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corporationsbookcoverI’m going to change my name to Mr. New York Times Best Selling Author Lalo Alcaraz.

OK, maybe a name-changing judge won’t agree, but the book I co-created with author Ilan Stavans has been two weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List for Graphic Books, so sue me, I’m just a little excited.

A Most Imperfect Union< /em> is the culmination of over two years of back and forth haggling, drawing, changing, hacking and exasperation, but it resulted a pretty damn fine book. It is the second book famed academic and author Ilan Stavans (Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College) and I have worked on together; the first was the very successful Latino USA: A Cartoon History of Latinos in the US.

Ilan and I could be considered an odd couple, he is a Jewish chilango academic, I am a Chicano artist from the border. [Mas…]

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I’m MAD about SDCC because I saw Sergio Aragones (photo,toon,video)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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Here he is, my old amigo, comics legend Sergio Aragones, at SDCC Sunday. He is the world’s fastest and funniest cartoonist, and a really nice guy!

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La Cucaracha: Murrieta, CA makes Top Ten list (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 25, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Murrieta, CA is concerned for the kids (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 24, 2014 Cartoons
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In case you missed it, the “crisis manager” hired by Murrieta doesn’t much like my cartoons or my use of the Twitter hashtag #MurrietaHateCityUSA. Ken White, of the most excellent PopeHat blog has the story:

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La Cucaracha: Advice to militias guarding the border (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 23, 2014 Cartoons
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