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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.

To Get Progressive Legislation, The Democrats Need to Win Back Both Houses of Congress

Many of today’s Democratic candidates are proposing ambitious progressive ideas that they hope to convince American voters are necessary reforms to fix many of America’s problems. As a liberal, I think these progressive proposals are necessary. But it’s not enough … Continue reading

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A May Day March in Mountain View, California – 2019

On May 1, I attended the May Day March in Mountain View, California. I was hoping to bring my niece, but she had homework that she had to do. So I went alone. It was a fun march. One of … Continue reading

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Me and Theon Greyjoy and Redemption

The two characters in Game of Thrones that I relate to the most are Sam (the bookish character) and Theon. Like Sam, I’m a bookworm who is terrible at physical combat. Like Theon, I’ve struggled to learn how to be … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Considerations for Democratic Candidates So Far

With Sherrod Brown deciding not to run for President, I’ve been taking a longer look at the other Democratic candidates. Like most of us, I consider how close their political views align with my own, their ability communicate their ideas … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Friendships

One of the things that I most dislike about today’s political scene is the hyperpartisanship that puts people in political bubbles. This wasn’t always this way. I’m a liberal, but I used to have a lot of conservative friends whom … Continue reading

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A Talk With Political Cartoonists Eric Garcia and Angelo Lopez – March 2019

On March 20, 2019 I participated in a talk on political cartoons with fellow political cartoonist Eric Garcia at the Art Boutiki in San Jose. It was a fun an informative talk. It was cool to listen to Eric’s philosophy … Continue reading

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Opposing Rodrigo Duterte

A lot of people’s concerns focus on Donald Trump. As a Filipino American cartoonist, I’m also worried about the direction that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking his country. As Duterte has taken steps to silence or intimidate his critics … Continue reading

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