“I use humor as a way to let our community know that we’re not invisible, at least not to us.”
Chicano cartoonist and writer Lalo Alcaraz explores his dual identity by creating characters and places where he can be seen. He’s known as a writer for the Fox sitcom Bordertown and for La Cucaracha, the first nationally syndicated, politically themed, Latino daily comic strip. Humor as a tool for survival is embodied in his very being.
is a cartoonist and writer best known for creating La Cucaracha, the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip. He also wrote for the Fox sitcom Bordertown. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, and La Jornada.