Cartoons for the Tri-City Voice January to March 2010

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 January through March 2010 were dominated by news of the economy and the health care reform debate. In the beginning of the year, a climate control conference took place in Copenhagen, with few concrete results to help curb the global warming crisis. In Massachussetts, the Tea Party movement played a large hand in electing Scott Brown in Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat, taking away the Democrats filibuster-proof Senate. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations are allowed to contribute an unlimited amount of money in elections. The Tea Party continues its argument for a roll back in government.

In local news, the NUMMI car plant in Fremont is about to close, affecting the livelihoods of thousands in the surrounding areas. Unemployment continues to be high in the region, despite profits from major tech companies like Apple and Google. A former Fremont mayor suggests that Fremont, Sunol, and Union City combine into one city to cut expenses and ease the budget problems of the three cities. Tim Lincecum, the Giants star pitcher, signs a multi-million dollar contract. The state of California continues to have budget problems. And the California governor’s race begins, as candidate Meg Whitman rolls out a series of negative ads against her opponent Steve Poizner in the Republican primaries.

To view the cartoons that I’ve done for the Tri-City Voice from January through March 2010, click the dates below. The cartoon is below the crossword puzzle.

NUMMI Closes Down March 31, 2010
Whitman versus Poizner March 24, 2010
Arguing about Government and the Economy March 17, 2010
Balancing California’s Budget March 10, 2010
Lincecum’s New Pitching Mound March 3, 2010
Palin Reading Other Palms February 24, 2010
Combining Fremont, Union City and Sunol into One City February 17, 2010
A Supreme Court Ruling on Corporate Spending February 10, 2010
Brown’s Victory in Massachussetts February 3, 2010
A Gay Marriage Trial in San Francisco January 27, 2010
The Nummi Plant Closing and the Oakland A’s January 20,2010
The Newark Budget Deficit and Measure L January 13, 2010
Global Warming Hits the North Pole January 6, 2010

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 did 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 Philippine News Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 and 2018 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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