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Lalo Alcaraz

LALO ALCARAZ is a Los Angeles-based political cartoonist who has drawn editorial cartoons for the LA Weekly since 1992 and is the creator of the first nationally syndicated Latino-themed political daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha.” Lalo illustrated Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons on Immigration, Latino USA: A Cartoon History (HarperCollins, 2000, with text by Ilan Stavans) and produced the book La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha, the first collection from his daily comic strip. He has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Southern California Journalism Award and the Rockefeller New Media Fellowship.