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I spent the weekend to Kansas City paying tribute to Lee Salem, the comic strip editor and syndicate president who discovered so many groundbreaking comic strips that he changed the comics page forever.

I joined a memorial where Cathy creator Cathy Guiswhite and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau spoke, along with Lee’s son and young grandaughter. [Mas…]

RIP: American Indian Movement’s Dennis Banks walks on

by JUNCO CANCHÉ November 2, 2017 Cartoons
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Native American activist Dennis Banks, also known by his Native name of Nowa Cumig, has walked on. He was 80.

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La Cucaracha: When Hugh Hefner met Saint Peter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 10, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: QDEP iconic Mexican cartoonist RIUS, 1934-2017

by Lalo Alcaraz August 22, 2017 Cartoons
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[Read more about RIUS at Wikipedia.]

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And then they came for the white women of Virginia (toon)

by Comic Saenz August 14, 2017 Cartoons
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RIP HEATHER HEYER, NAZI FIGHTER.

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La Cucaracha celebrates the legacy of Adam West, 1928-2017 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 27, 2017 Cartoons
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RIP Rosie ‘Angel Baby’ Méndez Hamlin of Rosie and the Originals (video)

by Soy Capitan April 3, 2017 Cultura
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Que en paz descance oldies but goodies sweetheart, a pocha rock ‘n’ roll original, Rosalie “Rosie” Méndez Hamlin. Hamlin, lead singer of Rosie and the Originals, the early Sixties group that scored a hit with their timeless single Angel Baby, died March 30th. She was 71. Rolling Stone reports:

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Adiós, Comandante! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ November 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Vote! Damian Lopez Rodriguez died to become a citizen (video)

by Comic Saenz November 4, 2016 El Now
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Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport. Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous […]

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RIP y QDEP: Ramón ‘Chunky’ Sanchez, pocho hero of San Diego

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2016 Audio

I was sad to hear that San Diego and Barrio Logan Chicano icon Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez passed away Friday at the age of 65. Born in 1951 in Blythe, California, Chunky learned to play music from his family, and lived his childhood as a migrant farmworker. He left the farm he worked with his father […]

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RIP Bobby Chacon, Pacoima’s World Champion (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ September 12, 2016 Cartoons
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Former Super Featherweight and Featherweight World Boxing Champion Bobby Chacon died September 7. The Pacoima-born sensation was only 64 and suffered from boxing-induced dementia.

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