Cartoons for the Tri-City Voice October to December 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 October through December 2009 were dominated by the continued 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. The Democrats continued to negotiate among themselves, as the Republicans, with few exceptions like Olympia Snowe, refused to take part in the negotiations. Shopping season started in the fall, with retailers hoping to make some money after months of recession. Unemployment continued to rise.

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.

The 49ers Go To Santa Clara December 30, 2009
Christmas Spirit December 23, 2009
A Policeman’s Dilemma December 9, 2009
Islamophobia December 2, 2009
California Budget Crisis November 25, 2009
Immigrant Detention Centers November 18, 2009
The Road to Health Care Reform November 11, 2009
Protecting Against Swine Flu November 4, 2009
Halloween Trends October 28, 2009
Health Care Detour October 21, 2009
Shopping Season October 14, 2009
Welcome Back to the California Parks October 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. 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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