Cartoons for the Tri-City Voice January to March 2009

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 the first 3 months of 2009, the biggest news was that Barack Obama was inaugurated as our first African American President. The economy kept on its downward spiral. In response, the federal government authorized a $700 billion stimulus package, to stabilize the banks, to start public works programs, and to help states who were facing shortfalls in their budgets. For several weeks, the Israelis and Hamas battled in Gaza, as many innocent lives were caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, in Oakland, several passengers in a Bart train took pictures of a security guard killing Oscar Gant. California braced for another year of drought as the winter rains once again fell short of what the state needed.

To view the cartoons that I’ve done for the Tri-City Voice from January to March 2009, click the dates below. The cartoon is below the crossword puzzle.

In China We Trust March 25, 2009
Drug Addiction March 18, 2009
The California Drought March 11, 2009
Obama’s Housing Plan March 4, 2009
News of Jessica Simpson February 25, 2009
The Federal Stimulus February 18, 2009
The Federal Stimulus From Two Viewpoints February 11, 2009
Hillary Diplomacy February 4, 2009
Bart Security January 28, 2009
Obama Inaugural January 21, 2009
Brokering Peace Between the Israelis and Palestinians January 14, 2009
Winter Sleep January 7, 2009

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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. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He does a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippines Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since March 2013, he has also contributed cartoons to the Manila Mail, a Filipino American newspaper based in Washington D.C. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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