Cartoons for the Tri-City Voice August to October 2008

On April 9, 2008, I began to do cartoons for the Tri-City Voice, a newspaper that covers the Milpitas, Fremont, and Union City areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s been a dream come true for me to be a published cartoonist and I’ve really enjoyed thinking up of cartoons each week.

At around late August and early September, I began doing cartoons that had to do with the national news. During this time I was watching the Olympics, and the Presidential race really began to heat up. In October the economy began its precipitious slide. All of these events made my cartoons shift more towards political subject matter, and I found that I enjoyed doing political cartoons.

To view the cartoons that I’ve done for the Tri-City Voice from August to October 2008, click the dates below. The cartoon is below the crossword puzzle.

Taking Care of Nader October 29, 2008
Wall Street Down October 22, 2008
Worshipping Wall Street October 15, 2008
The Economic Rollercoaster October 8, 2008
Before the Fall October 1, 2008
McCain Palin September 24, 2008
Chasing Hillary Voters September 17, 2008
The Political Conventions September 10, 2008
Talking About the Olympics September 3, 2008
The Funeral August 27, 2008
Watching the Olympics August 20, 2008
The Birds and the Bees August 13, 2008
Tight Parking August 6, 2008


About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Since my time in college, my goal has been to be a successful children’s book illustrator. I’ve illustrated 3 books: Two Moms the Zark and Me by Johnny Valentine in 1993; Night Travelers by Sue Hill in 1994; and Cherubic Children’s New Classic Story Book Volume 2 for Cherubic Press in 1998. I’ve painted murals for Lester Shields Elementary School in San Jose, the Berryessa branch of the San Jose Public Library, and Grace Community Church in Los Altos. I’ve had a few illustrations published in South Bay Accent Magazine and I will have an illustration published in the January/February issue of Tikkun magazine.
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