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Thursday, December 3, 2015

'Bordertown' Writer and Controversial Chicano Cartoonist Visits SA

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

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Lalo Alcaraz, named by Mi Ciudad Magazine as “Best Latino Cartoonist in Los Angeles,” and creator of Pocho Magazine as well as comic strip “La Cucaracha,” the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, will be in San Antonio at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Alcaraz will be giving a Comic Platica via a multimedia slideshow on "La Cucaracha" as well as signing calendars and prints. The event is free and open to the public, though donations to the Guadalupe are encouraged.

Alcaraz has begun work on a new show, Bordertown, executive-produced by Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show creator Seth MacFarlane. Having illustrated ”Latino USA: A Cartoon History," authored Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration and contributed to the New York Times, the Village Voice, the L.A. Times and Variety, as well as numerous other publications in his double decade-spanning career, Alcaraz's stop in San Antonio is a must-do. Bordertown, which premieres on Fox January 3, 2016, is set in the fictional locale of Mexifornia and contrasts the experiences of Bud Buckwald, a white American border patrol agent, and Ernesto Gonzalez, a recent Mexican immigrant who is eager to thrive in his new home. Y'know, the American Dream. 

As a Seth Macfarlane and Lalo Alcaraz venture, Bordertown is sure to be chock full of irreverent humor and satirical tomfoolery, but with a serious undercurrent of commentary and political potency. It looks pretty frickin' hilarious, too.

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