Wankarani (2013)

Enrique A. Lacoste, known as simply Lacoste, is a Cuban graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator. His best-known creation is 'Wankarani', a young comics hero who protects of Cuba's natural resources.

Early life and career
Enrique Arturo Lacoste Prince was born in Havana in 1952. In this city, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the Military Technical Institute (Instituto Técnico Militar), with a specialization in transport. He worked as an engineer until until the 1990s, when he turned to cartooning. In 1997 he began his collaboration with Revista Bohemia, Cuba's oldest general interest magazine, which offers commentary on a wide range of subjects, including politics, history and fashion.


Wankarani (Palante, September 2010)

Wankarani
By 2000 he was also working for Palante, one of the country's oldest humor magazines. His main creation for the magazine was 'Wankarani', a monthly comic strip about an heroic South-American boy who protects his country's natural resources from looters, hunters and other enemies of nature, with the help of the Native People and jungle animals. Editorial Pablo de la Torriente has published several books with 'Wankarani' since 2009.


Kid Chocolate

Other cartoons and comics
Lacoste makes both humorous and political cartoons, as well as caricatures of cultural figures from around the world, which have also been picked up by foreign media. Lacoste has furthermore created the gag strip 'David y Lucas', and the biographical comic book 'Kid Chocolate, La Historia de un Campéon', about Cuban boxing legend Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo (1910-1988).

He has been awarded and nominated in national and international graphic humor salons, and has exhibited his work both collectively and individually. He should not be confused with the French humorist Lacoste.

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