Lalo Alcaraz is a Mexican-American cartoonist and the creator of the Latino comic strip 'La Cucaracha'. In 1985, Alcaraz began drawing daily editorial cartoons in the periodical of the State University of San Diego, The Daily Aztec. He subsequently got his bachelor degree in art and environmental design, followed by a mastership in architecture of the California University, Berkeley.
He created his political and often controversial Latino-themed comic strip 'La Cucaracha' in 2002. It appears in LA Weekly and a number of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times. Alcaraz chooses his subjects from issues such as Latino immigration and integration, at the same time making fun of minorities.
Alcaraz has produced editorial cartoons for LA Weekly since 1992 and he also has his editorial cartoons syndicated in English and Spanish through Universal Uclick. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hispanic Magazine, Latina Magazine, La Jornada in Mexico City, BUNTE (People magazine in Germany), and many other publications. He is co-editor of the satirical magazine POCHO, and has also illustrated the book 'Latino USA: a Cartoon History', published in September 2000 by Basic Books.