Cartoon from 11 June 2013, chronicling the major scandals of the construction process of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara California.

Eugenio Negro is a U.S. satirist, who draws cartoons and publishes stories from his homebase San José, California. Both in his art and his writing, he attacks the ethics, values and persons of the San Francisco Bay Area from within. Negro's work is characterized by an anticonsumerist and anarchistic nature, as well as a crude drawing style. Recurring themes are the prison industry, poverty and discrimination.

Life and career
Not much is known about the man himself, as he prefers to stay out of the spotlights. In a now offline 2015 interview with Eliza Gales, he mentioned that he once worked as a volunteer organizer, and regrets that he didn't become a journalist. Since the mid-2000s, he has been publishing his comics and cartoons in zines and on posters, which he sells in family-owned bookstores throughout the Bay Area. In the 2014-2015 period he was a regular writer for The Nose Milk, a now-defunct portal for comics journalism and cartoons. His cartoons and writing are also featured on indie blogs like Defiant Scribe and Indybay.

Besides cartoons, he also comments about the downsides of politics and human nature in his fiction novels. 'Almira and the Backward Family' (2015), for instance, is a cynical "western without romance and without honor", set in Gold Rush-era California. The dystopian 'Meat Ladder to Mars' (2016) examines the economic and cultural forces at work in the build-up to the colonization of the planet Mars. The author stayed closer at home for 'Byebye and Shlort' (2019), which addresses the desperate lives of homeless Mexican teens in San José, and criticizes the USA's anti-immigrant drift under the administration of president Donald Trump.

Comic strip by Negro from 14 October 2017, critcizing the Mercury News' coverage of the devastating fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. The journalists tended to cover the disaster from the point of view of winery owners, while the personal losses of the largely undocumented workers were overlooked or ignored.

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