Nickelodeon Animation and Representation: The Casagrandes and Santiago of the Seas - June 27 @ 2:00pm PST
Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning cartoonist who serves as consulting producer and cultural consultant for Nickelodeon’s animated series, The Casagrandes, an all-new spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning series, The Loud House. Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, which is read in American newspapers nationwide, including the Los Angeles Times. He also consults on films and television shows--most recently for the Oscar Award-winning film Coco (2017). He was a producer and writer on the animated show Bordertown and is also featured on an upcoming Latino program Habla y Vota special along with George Lopez and Jorge Ramos. Alcaraz is the co-host of KPFK radio's wildly popular satirical talk show, The Pocho Hour of Power, and co-founded the seminal Chicano humor-zine, POCHO Magazine. He is a 1987 graduate of San Diego State University, where he received his bachelor's degree "with distinction" in Art and Environmental Design. In 1991, he earned his master's degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, Alcaraz recently taught illustration at Otis College of Art & Design. Alcaraz was born in San Diego to Mexican immigrant parents from Sinaloa and Zacatecas. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, a public schoolteacher, and their three children.