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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Campus hosts political cartoonist
with a Latino perspective
cartoonist, satirist and writer Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the nationally syndicated
Latino comic strip La Cucaracha, brings his biting social and political commentary
to California State University, Sacramento in a free presentation at noon, Monday,
Sept. 22 in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium.
Political cartoonist, satirist and writer Lalo
La Cucaracha is
featured daily in more than 50 major newspapers including the Los Angeles Times,
Dallas Morning News and San Francisco Chronicle. The strip’s central characters,
Mexican-Americans Eddie, his girlfriend Vero, out-spoken friend Cuco Rocha and
Eddie’s little brother, Neto, present a Latino perspective on the nation’s
social political landscape in often controversial ways. Alcaraz’ work
has been compared to Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury, and a joking Alcaraz
referred to La Cucaracha as “Doonesbarrio” in an article featuring
him in last April’s Rolling Stone magazine.
Alcaraz began his cartooning career at San Diego State University, penning political
cartoons for its Daily Aztec newspaper. A slightly edgier version of La Cucaracha
has appeared in alternative weekly newspapers like the L.A.Weekly since 1992.
His strip moved into wider syndication in November 2002.
Alcaraz appears as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month activities at CSUS.
For more information contact the CSUS Multi-Cultural Center at (916) 278-6101
or www.csus.edu/mcult. Media
assistance available at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156