Bio: Lalo Alcaraz
is an award winning visual and media artist and writer based in Los
Angeles who chronicles the ascendancy of Latinos in the US. Lalo's
graphic novel and cartoon books include: A Most Imperfect Union; Latino
USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition; Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration; and La Cucaracha. Alcaraz
was a writer and producer on the animated FOX TV show “Bordertown” and
he is a consultant on the upcoming Day of the Dead-themed animated Pixar
movie “COCO.” Alcaraz is the co-host of the satirical talk show, "The Pocho Hour of Power," heard on L.A.’s KPFK 90.7 FM.
The political cartoonist and film & TV writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of the first politically oriented and Latino themed syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha. In this strip, Lalo chronicles the history of the modern Latino political movement in the U.S., starting with the rise of anti-immigrant laws like Prop 187 in California through Arizona SB 1070 and today's SB4 in Texas. Not to mention the current occupant of the White House. Laughs abound!
Sponsored by the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Visual Arts Department; the Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication Department; Global Studies Department; and the Media and Communication Studies Department.