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Platica y Book Signing with Angelo Lopez and Eric J. Garcia

  • The Art Boutiki 44 Race Street San Jose, CA, 95126 United States (map)

FREE
6:30 – 7pm: Music by Carlos Velazquez
7-8 pm: Presentation and book signing (books will be available for sale)

"Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy" ( is a collection of Eric J. Garcia’s most unabashed political cartoons about U.S. history and politics from 2004 to the present. They offer a scathing indictment of Republicans, Democrats, and the self-proclaimed greatest country on earth. Book info: https://bit.ly/2twOXUf

For over a decade, García has been serving up inked visuals with the sharpest of political critiques through a Chicano lens. If you’re looking for funny punch lines, these aren’t the cartoons for you. But if you want to pull down Uncle Sam’s pants and see what’s really going on, this is your book.

Angelo Lopez is the weekly political cartoonist for the Philippines Today US, and contributes to the European website The Cartoon Movement. Angelo was the winner of the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Angelo’s work offers, “sharp commentary on such issues as religious intolerance, sexual violence, women’s rights and censorship. He especially spotlights the challenges faced by marginalized Filipino Americans and Filipinos overseas.”

His latest book, "Making America Great Again" collects Angelo's editorial cartoons from The Cartoon Movement and the Philippines Today from years 2016 to 2017. Book info: https://amzn.to/2GHaRg6

Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Eric J. García earned his BFA from the University of New Mexico and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters to nationally published political cartoons to large-scale public murals, all of his work has a common goal of educating and challenging. www.ericjgarcia.com

Ever since Angelo Lopez was a child he has drawn on any scrap of paper he could get a hold of. When Angelo went to San Jose State University, his college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. Angelo also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. Since graduating , Angelo has illustrated 3 books and has painted murals for Lester Shields Elementary School in San Jose, the Berryessa branch of the San Jose Public Library, and the Sunnyvale Public Library. www.editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/browse.cfm?cartoonist=LopezA

Later Event: March 21
Drink and Draw at Art Boutiki