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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.

A Conversation About Who To Vote For In 2020

A few days ago I was in a conversation where a friend asked me who I might support in the 2020 presidential elections. For me, it all depends on how the 2018 midterm elections turns out. If a Blue wave … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The First Amendment

One of the things that most encapsulates the high ideals of America are the First Amendment. These encapsulate some of our most basic and cherished freedoms. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free … Continue reading

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Things That I Loved About America: The Reformers Fighting For Social Justice

I love history. What I love about history Is learning about the great reformers and radical activists who fought to expand American freedoms to marginalized groups within this country. I learned a lot about them from reading history books from … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Carlos Bulosan and His Book “America is in the Heart”

When I was growing up, I struggled with my identity as a Filipino American. Some of my Filipino classmates would criticize me for not know how to speak or understand Tagalog, and I would often be accused of being a … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Bipartisan Friendships

One of the things that has always made our democracy viable, something that seems to be strained today, has been the ability of Americans to respect fellow Americans of differing viewpoints. American history is rich with close friendships of individuals … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The Congressional Career of John Quincy Adams

A few years ago, I checked out from the library the book “Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress” by Joseph Wheelan. I had just watched Steven Spielberg’s movie “Amistad” and I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Pete Seeger

One of the people that makes me most proud of being an American is Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is one of my biggest heroes. He was a folk singer who believed in the power of music to help in the … Continue reading

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