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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.

Philip Dray and Capitol Men, the First Black Congressmen

On February 24, 2009, Philip Dray spoke at Boston University as part of the African American Studies Program’s Spring 2009 Lecture Series, presenting research from his book, “Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction through the Lives of the First … Continue reading

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The Sunnyvale Public Library at the Silicon Valley Pride Parade- August 2019

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, I went to downtown San Jose to join the Sunnyvale Public Library staff to support LGBTQ rights at Silicon Valley Pride. Everyone seemed very enthusiastic and many people told various stories about their participation in … Continue reading

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A Presentation On My Editorial Cartoons at the Sunnyvale Rotary Club – August 2019

On Tuesday August 13, 2019, I did a presentation of my editorial cartoons to the Sunnyvale Rotary Club. They are a nice group of people who do a lot of good work for the community. As I was doing my … Continue reading

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Why Ted Kennedy Is My Hero

Over the past few decades, many of my conservative friends (and even some of my feminist friends) have asked me why I consider Ted Kennedy a personal hero. They point out the tragedy of Chappaquidick and his years of womanizing … Continue reading

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Thinking About “The Squad”

In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of attention paid to the progressive Congresswomen known as “The Squad”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. They have had some disagreements with House Majority leader Nancy … Continue reading

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Will D. Campbell and Bridging the Divide Between White and Minority Communities

One of the most important tasks that I think any American political leader needs to be able to do is to bridge the divide between the working class white communities that support Donald Trump and the minority communities that are … Continue reading

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Supporting Elizabeth Warren for President

I support Elizabeth Warren for the Democrat nominee for President. Many people worry that Warren is too far to the Left to be elected in a contest against Donald Trump. I understand the worries of many moderates who worry about … Continue reading

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