Prolific political cartoonist, writer and activist Lalo Alcaraz presents his vast body of work in political satire, but especially his pro-immigrant and Latino-themed cartoons in a visual lecture spanning three decades. Alcaraz will cover the origins and inspirations of his career and the reactions to his controversial work. He will also talk about his recent and upcoming work in television and film.
Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, "La Cucaracha," which is read in American newspapers nationwide. His comics are syndicated by Universal Uclick,home of “Doonesbury” and “The Boondocks.” Alcaraz produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly from 1992-2010 and now creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Universal. His books include "Latino USA: A Cartoon History," "Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration" and “Imperfect Union: A contrarian history of the United States." He taught editorial illustration at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and he was also a writer and producer for "Bordertown," the animated FOX TV show, which ran for one triumphant 13-episode season before being canceled. Alcaraz is also a consultant on the upcoming 2017 Pixar film, "COCO." He is also featured on the upcoming HBO Latino program “Habla y Vota” special along with George Lopez and Jorge Ramos.
This event is sponsored by Al Día News Media.