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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 Liberal Democrat Listening to Trump’s State of the Union

I was listening to the State of the Union yesterday. I didn’t agree with a lot of what Trump said, but I thought he was decent in his delivery of his speech. One thing struck me that I have a … Continue reading

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Qualities I Want In A President

Senator Kamala Harris has entered the race for the Presidency. My niece is excited to see her run. I like Senator Harris, but I haven’t decided yet who I’m going to support. Every candidate will have their strengths and weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Kennedy, Jackson Bridging the Racial Divide

This past week I’ve been seeing a lot of articles about the Democrats who are jumping in the ring for the 2020 Presidential primaries. I’m glad that a lot of the candidates are younger than 70. I have one thing … Continue reading

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George Orwell – Independent Minded Leftist

One of the independent minded leftists that I admire is George Orwell, the writer of “Animal Farm” and “1984.” Orwell was a democratic socialist, like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Unlike many leftists in the 1930s, Orwell never fell for … Continue reading

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My Admiration for Pete Seeger

Early January my wife and I had a wonderful time with friends we hadn’t seen in 2 years. We spent our time catching up on our lives and talking about houses, religion and politics. Their politics are pretty close to … Continue reading

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The MLK Celebration Train from San Jose to San Francisco – Jan 2019

On Martin Luther King Jr’s Day, my niece and I took the Celebration Train from San Jose to San Francisco. This is the third time we’ve gone together to the Freedom Train and the Martin Luther King Jr Day March … Continue reading

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A Women’s Day March in San Jose, California – January 19, 2019

On Saturday morning, January 19, 2019, my niece and I went to the Women’s March in San Jose, California. We had a wonderful time. We’ve been to every Women’s March and always come away feeling inspired. This year I noticed … Continue reading

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