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How do animators give drawings The Illusion of Life? Cento Lodigiani explains:

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. [Mas…]

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You could be rich and famous*

That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow.

After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a matter of weeks, and

It’s easier than you think.

These are the factoids:

This is a proven method that

  • propelled openly-Chicano Lalo Alcaraz and Gustavo Arellano to writing gigs at a new Fox sitcom,
  • zoomed actor and comic Al Madrigal to The Daily Show and
  • teleported NYC standup Elise Roedenbeck from dimly-lit stages in the East Village to the bright TV lights of the new FUSION network in Miami.

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From the year 2000 come these three rare toons from the short-lived comic strip Those Darn White Kids.

Courtesy the WayBack Machine at Archive.org.


POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz offers a quick lesson in creating and drawing your own cartoon character.

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#TBT ThrowBackTuesday ‘Speedy Latino’ (2002 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Everything is possible ‘En Tus Brazos’ (video)

by Verdana Bold February 27, 2014 Cartoons
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He was El Rey de Tango until the tragic accident. Will he ever dance again?

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Contribute to POCHO, get discovered, become rich and famous*

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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Latino Cupid Valentine’s Day cards for these tough times (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Little love scamp Latino Cupid presents his special Valentine’s Day cards for tough times. As they say around here, Happy Valentimes Day!

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Can Santo Claus beat Rudo Claus to save ‘Lucha Christmas’? (videos)

by MAS O. MINNOW December 23, 2013 Cartoons
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Can Santo Claus save Lucha Christmas from the evil Rudo Claus and his chupacabras? Find out in this classic chestnut from ¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante. Part 2:

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José Cuauhtémoc ‘Bill’ Melendez: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ (video)

by Victor Payan November 28, 2013 Cartoons
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While folks in pocholandia fall hotly on both sides of the Thanksgiving debate, one thing is agreed upon: Charlie Brown holiday specials rock! What many people don’t know, however, is that animator Bill Melendez, producer of the classic Peanuts animated specials, (including A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) was born in Hermosillo, Mexico, and his real name […]

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Hey Vato: What’s that smell? Is it the smell of Raiders football? (video)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2013 Cartoons
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Hey Vato’s Chuy, Smiley and the poet John Keats return to discuss the meaning of football, the love of Raider Nation and this pinche life in Bless Us Al Davis. Click here for the complete ‘Hey Vato!’ NSFW existential angst of Chuy y Smiley (videos)

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Your childhood cartoon heroes — where are they now? (toons)

by RINGO BLING September 25, 2013 Cartoons
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Mia McKenzie writes: So, a couple of weeks ago, there was this link going around that depicts certain 90s cartoon characters “taking on” New York fashion week in trendy outfits. Among them are Lisa Simpson and Daria. When I saw this, the first thing I thought was, Ugh. Lisa Simpson, proud feminist with so much […]

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Write for POCHO, earn the respect of your peers, mas o menos

by José Canusí August 12, 2013 Corporate
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Face it, pochos, money can’t buy you love. But respect — R-E-S-P-E-C-T — well, that can go a long way towards letting your love light shine. And that’s why we want to remind you once again of a very special opportunity to earn the respect of your peers, street cred in your neighborhood and, possibly, […]

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Animated Cheech and Chong: ‘WEed Are the World’ (NSFW video)

by Dr. SANJAY HOOPTY August 9, 2013 Cartoons
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The animated bong-burning homeboys (plus friends like animated Willie Nelson and animated Whoopie Goldberg) blaze a blunt for freedom in the Cheech and Chong Anthem (Weed Are the World). Who else can you spot in the video? RELATED: Connecticut becomes 17th state to OK ‘Medical Menudo’

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When life turns cartoonish, cartoonists turn pro (NSFW video)

by HABLO PICASSO July 5, 2013 Cartoons
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She doesn’t like the crap he’s pulling and she tells him so, but is he listening? He visualizes a cartoon story board. [NSFW dirty audio in Castillian Spanish.]

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explains himself (audio)

by José Canusí June 26, 2013 Audio
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It’s Ray’s Podcast — from the Ciudad of Brotherly Love.

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Vintage 1968 anti-war video reborn: ‘Mickey Mouse In Vietnam’

by PREZ PIGASUS June 24, 2013 Cartoons
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This one-minute 1968 black and white short 16mm animation by Milton Glaser was thought to be lost, but it resurfaced a month ago. There are lots of versions floating around but we like this one with music. Mickey is no stranger to controversy. Here are two recent Mouse-themed toons from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz:

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La Cucaracha offers rare look behind the scenes (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 20, 2013 Cartoons
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Sr. Montecostes: Animated musical gory surrealistic beautiful video

by Verdana Bold April 9, 2013 Cultura
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From Argentina comes this day-glo mandala-meets-CGI-bloody-knife-wielding origami-looking creature feature with a techno-cumbia-sorta soundtrack by Mati Zundel and lyrics we can’t figure out. Sr. Montecostes is by Luis Suarez.

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Lalo Alcaraz tells Univision what POCHO is all about (video)

by Comic Saenz March 29, 2013 Corporate
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And now a word from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz! Entendiendo la ‘Pocho’ life en los USA it says on the Univision site: LOS ÁNGELES, California – Laughing about life’s problems is an approach many Latinos can vow to embracing as a method of dealing with difficulties. That is why Mexican-American award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz uses […]

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