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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.

Jasper the Cat and His Friend Sue


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Jasper the Cat, Republicans and Immigration

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Two Bipartisan Immigration Bills That Tried to Address Conservative Concerns on Border Security

For several years, I’ve been listening to far Right conservatives complain about the federal government’s inaction on having a more secure border with Mexico. Many of these same conservatives, however, were against two bipartisan immigration bills that specifically tried to … Continue reading

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A Liberal’s Defense of Republican Senator Jeff Flake

Over the past two years, one of the Senators whom I’ve grown to respect is Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake. I don’t agree with his conservative politics, but he’s actually been one of the few Republicans to speak out against … Continue reading

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Jasper in the Trump Era

I haven’t done a Jasper the Cat cartoon in a long while. So I did this cartoon to describe some of the struggles that I’ve had in the past two years with friends and family members who have supported Donald … Continue reading

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The Ford/Kavanaugh Hearings Part 2

I got some unexpected reactions to yesterday’s blog I wrote about the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings. I though I’d write this follow up to clarify what I thought. I believe that Thursday’s hearings were set up where two individuals are talking and … Continue reading

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Watching the Ford/ Kavanaugh Hearings

Yesterday, I listened to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I found both testimonies compelling. I agree with Senator Jeff Flake’s speech asking the Senate and the nation to treat both … Continue reading

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