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February 4, 2012 | Patt Morrison
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say 'delicious' in Cuban?” Newt Gingrich uses “bilingual education” and “language of living in a ghetto” in the same sentence. And then there's Mitt Romney, son of a Mexican-born Mormon who also ran for president of the United States. Or the “United Estates,” according to Romney's mysterious alter-Tweeter, @MexicanMitt , who's muy simpatico with his staunch “supporter” Alcaraz.
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OPINION
February 4, 2012 | Patt Morrison
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say 'delicious' in Cuban?” Newt Gingrich uses “bilingual education” and “language of living in a ghetto” in the same sentence. And then there's Mitt Romney, son of a Mexican-born Mormon who also ran for president of the United States. Or the “United Estates,” according to Romney's mysterious alter-Tweeter, @MexicanMitt , who's muy simpatico with his staunch “supporter” Alcaraz.
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NEWS
July 4, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The artist and writer of the syndicated cartoon La Cucaracha. On the Way to the Post Office: My life revolves around errands. A big day out for me is going down to my P.O. box in Boyle Heights. Sometimes, on the way there, I will get a pan dulce at a bakery in Pico Rivera. There's La Imperial Tortilleria y Mercado on 1st Street in Boyle Heights, which has carnitas tacos, which are real big, like double stuffed. I usually get two tacos and that's enough for two hungry cholos.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2003 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
THE radio is tuned to pro-war talk and Lalo Alcaraz, the irreverent creator of "La Cucaracha," is erasing the pencil marks from this week's batch of biting cartoons. Sean Hannity's on-air banter triggers a memory of angry e-mail from a reader Alcaraz received in November shortly after his Latino-themed comic strip was syndicated.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2003 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
THE radio is tuned to pro-war talk and Lalo Alcaraz, the irreverent creator of "La Cucaracha," is erasing the pencil marks from this week's batch of biting cartoons. Sean Hannity's on-air banter triggers a memory of angry e-mail from a reader Alcaraz received in November shortly after his Latino-themed comic strip was syndicated.
NEWS
November 14, 2002 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
The creator of "L.A. Cucaracha" is going national with "La Cucaracha," a rare Latino-themed syndicated daily comic strip, which promises more fodder from the Spanglish, warped world of its main character. Creator Lalo Alcaraz, 38, of Los Angeles signed a 10-year contract with Universal Press Syndicate, which also syndicates "Doonesbury" and "The Boondocks," to begin his biting and satirical strip on Nov. 25.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | Roman Genn
Scenes from the 2001 Festival of Cartoon Art, which took place recently on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus. * 'This is my "go-away-it's-1-a.m.-I'm-tired-face," said Patrick McDonnellv, creator of the 'Mutts' comic strip, which stars Mooch the cat and Earl the dog. 'I miss my gag writers,' he added, referring to his pets. 'I left them at home.'
NEWS
April 27, 2006 | Alex Chun, Special to The Times
IN an upcoming "Opus" Sunday comic strip, Berkeley Breathed's affable waterfowl Opus comes across an iPod-toting twentysomething who has no clue what a newspaper is. In the strip's eight little boxes, Breathed succinctly sums up the plight of not only newspapers but also the comic strips contained therein: They "are trying to reach kids who literally have never picked up a newspaper before," says Breathed, who burst on the national comics scene in 1980 with the cult-classic "Bloom County."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2008 | Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post
You could call it a sit-in, of sorts. Perhaps a sketch-in would be more appropriate, a comic call to arms, with cartoonists of color protesting for greater presence in newspaper pages. Protesting the best way they know: drawing about it, en masse, on the same day. Because, these artists say, "Candorville" does not equal "Boondocks" or "Curtis" or "Wee Pals" or "Herb and Jamaal." And "La Cucaracha" does not equal "Baldo" or "Gordo" and especially not "Cafe con Leche."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Some countries are so ancient that their origins are lost in the mists of time. Other nations came of age with the whole world watching their epic convulsions, cameras and recorders in hand. A new photography exhibition, "A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed," organized by the Getty Research Institute at downtown's Central Library and running through June 3, documents one of the bloodiest and most stirring of these historic rites of passage. Drawing on the Getty institute's bulky archival holdings, "A Nation Emerges" traces the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 from its beginnings, when the country chafed under the iron heel of dictator-president Porfirio Díaz, through endless political twists and battlefield turns as the uprising devolved into a brutal civil war among rival factions and shaky alliances (not to mention U.S. military intervention)
NEWS
July 4, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The artist and writer of the syndicated cartoon La Cucaracha. On the Way to the Post Office: My life revolves around errands. A big day out for me is going down to my P.O. box in Boyle Heights. Sometimes, on the way there, I will get a pan dulce at a bakery in Pico Rivera. There's La Imperial Tortilleria y Mercado on 1st Street in Boyle Heights, which has carnitas tacos, which are real big, like double stuffed. I usually get two tacos and that's enough for two hungry cholos.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
Picture the scene: a room full of cartoonists, sipping cocktails and making small talk. What might each of their text balloons say about the state of cartooning today? Lalo Alcaraz's would be succinct. "We're going to hell in a handbasket," said the creator of the comic strip "La Cucaracha." Alcaraz suspects that will be the consensus this weekend at the National Cartoonists Society's annual convention in Hollywood.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | NANCY ZUBIRI, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
Chicano Secret Service, the latest Latino comic theater group to emerge in Los Angeles, is an equal opportunity critic. Its members are just as likely to take jabs at some of their own, such as Frida "Kahlua," Linda (Falsa Mexicana) Ronstadt and the neighborhood comadres as they are to target former President Bush and the white male-dominated news media.
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