Completed Paintingobjects-0134I started this painting last week as part of a series of Mexicas (Aztecs) living and reacting to today’s world.

I was reminded of on-again, off-again modern-day Mexicas by a hate letter/post I got from the organizer and head poobah of a brown “self-hate” group, the Mexica Movement.

These geniuses are the Chicano equivalent of the kooky Westboro Baptist Church, except that instead of attacking everyone for living alongside gays, they attack their own community of Raza for such crimes as drawing a nationally-syndicated comic strip, or daring to perform Aztec Dance. [Mas…]

laloinstagramPOCHO is auctioning off my AZTEC SK8R painting starting Wednesday night, June 10, at 7PM PDT. Check back here tomorrow for the details and the link that could make this painting your own!


I started painting an Aztec skater Tuesday afternoon for an a planned auction to benefit the mirth-making here at POCHO. Here’s how he looks so far:

sketchpad [Mas…]

House slippers are all high-tech and grippy now

It was a family tradition, no doubt rooted in the dark recesses of cholo vato loco-ism, for my sons and me to wear the cheapest-imaginable black Rite Aid $9.95 house shoes.

They were cotton corduroy, black with ridges at the top. On the bottom there was a flat layer of black foamy stuff which puppies found quite delicious. They were  worn with calf-length white tube socks. Black socks are for funerals and more formal occasions.

Backgound Information:

The more comfortable you are with your macholinity, the more apt you are to wear your chanclas outdoors. This includes going to the mall, paying bills, and buying car parts. You cannot, however, wear them while grocery shopping. This is because the only reason you are grocery shopping is that your lady has forced you to go with her; ergo you are sporting untied Chuck Taylors. [Mas…]