Lalo Alcaraz (2020)
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Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning visual/media artist and television/film writer. A Los Angeles resident, he has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the U.S. for over a quarter-century.
The busy Chicano artist is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip La Cucaracha seen in the L.A. Times and other newspapers nationwide.
Alcaraz is founder and Jefe-in-Chief of POCHO, which started out as a Xeroxed zine in the last century and now ranks a leading Latino satire website.
A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is the winner of six Los Angeles Press Club awards for Best Editorial Cartoon.
He was an editorial cartoonist for the L.A. Weekly from 1992-2010 and now creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Andrews McMeel Syndication, Daily Kos, and various newspapers, including Philadelphia’s Al Dia News.
His work has appeared on 60 Minutes, CBS News, NBC, Univision, and in hundreds of publications.
Lalo’s graphic novel and cartoon books include the New York Times bestseller A Most Imperfect Union, Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition; Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration; and La Cucaracha.
Author of the forthcoming graphic history novel, UNIDOS, about the historic civil rights group formerly known as the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS), Lalo is also a highly sought-after Hollywood consultant and producer.
In 2014 he was a staff writer and producer on the animated Seth MacFarlane-led TV show Bordertown on Fox.
He next served as cultural consultant on the Oscar-winning Day of the Dead-themed Pixar movie COCO.
Alcaraz was recently cultural consultant, consulting producer, and writer on the animated series The Loud House and now on Nick’s The Casagrandes.
Alcaraz is the co-host of KPFK satirical talk show, The Pocho Hour of Power, heard on L.A.’s Pacifica station KPFK 90.7 FM.
He is a former illustration faculty member 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 of Architecture).
Lalo was born in San Diego, California to Mexican immigrant parents from Sinaloa and Zacatecas.
He is married to a public school teacher and they have three somewhat obedient children.