Jasper the Cat and the Political Cartoons for Everyday Citizen


In the early part of 2009, I began doing some longer webcomics for Everyday Citizen, a progressive activist website. I created a comic based on my pet cat Jasper that I use to try to explore longer political issues. I was influenced by the many alternative cartoonists and underground cartoonists that I’ve been checking out from the library. I’ve marveled how these cartoonists have been able to explore social issues through their comics, and it has inspired me to do the same. Here are some links to some of the longer cartoons that I have done for Everyday Citizen.

Jasper’s Day
Jasper Tackles Health Care
Jasper Protests the War
Jasper and the Economy
Jasper Sings a Protest Song
Jasper Meets a Poet
Jasper and the Detention Center
Jasper Escapes the Detention Center
Jasper Finds His Way Home
A Cartoon About the Road to Health Care Reform
A Cartoon about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A Cartoon about My Experience in an Evangelical Church
A Cartoon about Political Debate
A Cartoon On Gay Marriage

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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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