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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.

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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Judging A Politician’s Past

A lot of the news in the past few months have been focused on past actions or comments of politicians several decades ago. It may reveal a person’s past sexist, racist or homophobic attitudes. I have very mixed feelings about … Continue reading

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The Freshman Democrats in Congress

I’ve been reading a lot about the incoming class of freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It’s great to see the enthusiasm and energy that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Kyrsten Sinema are bringing to their new … Continue reading

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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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