Hispanic History Month Spotlight: Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, seen locally in the L.A. Times and other papers nationwide.

Lalo is also a consulting producer and writer at Fox Television’s upcoming Seth MacFarlane executive produced animated show, “Bordertown,” which debuts this January.

He also just announced he is a Consultant for Pixar, and is on the team that is creating “COCO”, their animated movie around the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico.

A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is winner of five Southern California Press Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon, produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly from 1992-2010 and creates nationally syndicated editorial cartoons in English and Spanish.

He drew the Sonia Sotomayor themed “Lil’ Judge Lopez” cartoon which appeared in 60 Minutes, CBS News and Univision, and hangs in Justice Sotomayor’s Supreme Court chambers.

Lalo’s books include the New York Time bestseller “A Most Imperfect Union” US history book with Ilan Stavans, (2014), “Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition”, (2013), “Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration, (2005), and “La Cucaracha.”(2004) He is also Jefe In Chief of satirical website Pocho.com, co-host of KPFK Radio’s satirical talk show, “The Pocho Hour of Power,” heard Fridays at 4pm in L.A. on 90.7 FM.

Lalo recently taught illustration 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’s in Architecture).

He has seriously talented but erratic children with his wife, a hard working public school teacher.

He lives in a house.

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