It turns out (as of right now) that Dec. 21 wasn't the prophetic "End of the World" some believed the Mayan Calendar indicated. Still, many insist that while the date doesn't mean a sort of Armageddon set to wipe out humanity, it will mark a profound change to the world as we know it. One week from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that paralyzed the country and sparked a nationwide debate over gun control, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz gives his own take on what the Mayan's real doomsday vision might have been.
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About the artist:
Lalo Alcaraz is perhaps the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation, according to his own bio. Lalo has been busy for over two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and vigorously pushing the boundaries of Chicano art in the Post Chicano Art Era.
An award-winning journalist and illustrator, Lalo is also an author, faculty member at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and radio host. He is also the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha.”
Lalo’s most recent project is a re-boot of the famed Pocho.com, his pioneering humor, satire and cerveza webzine/blog/news site.