Cartoons For the Tri-City Voice July to September 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.

The months of July through September were dominated by the debates on health care reform. The greatest point of contention between liberal Democrats and the Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans has been the inclusion of a public option that the government would provide for all Americans. In a one week period in July, Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawecett, and Billy Mays died. Protests broke out in Iran to protest irregularities in the vote count of that country’s presidential elections. Cory Aquino, former president of the Philippines, died after a prolonged fight with cancer.

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

Insurance Companies and the Uninsured September 30, 2009
Labeling Obama Socialist September 23, 2009
Keeping the Polar Ice Caps Cool September 16, 2009
Labor Day September 9, 2009
Facebook Addiction September 2, 2009
The Town Hall Meetings August 26, 2009
The Key to Health Care Reform August 19, 2009
The Passing of Cory Aquino August 12, 2009
Preparing for the Class Reunion August 5, 2009
Current Health Care July 29, 2009
News From Iran July 22, 2009
Battling for the Soul of the Republican Party July 15, 2009
The Week of Celebrity Deaths July 8, 2009
The Patron Saints of Home Repair July 1, 2009


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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