Cartoons for the Tri-City Voice November to December 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. Most of my cartoons are political cartoons, but I occassionally do cartoons of the local Bay Area scene and cartoons for the holidays.

During November, Barack Obama was elected President, which caused me great joy. A multitude of propositions were in the California ballot, chief among them being Proposition 8, which would ban gay marriages. The economy worsened, as banks stopped lending money and housing foreclosures began a precipitous rise. In December, the California budget was in a crisis, as the Democrats and Republicans in the legislature could not come up with a compromise to pass a budget on time.

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

After the Holidays December 31, 2008
Lose Weight Fast December 24, 2008
December Unemployment December 17, 2008
The California Budget Crisis December 10, 2008
Some Christmas Gifts Are Greater Than Others December 3, 2008
A Vegan Thanksgiving November 26, 2008
The Home Foreclosure November 19, 2008
Facing Economic Challenges November 12, 2008
Voting November 5, 2008

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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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