12/14/2012 03:09 pm ET

'Toon: Fiscal Cliff Elephant (CARTOON)

fiscal cliff elephant

As the end of the year nears, so does Congress' deadline for averting the 'fiscal cliff'. And as the season of giving turns into the season of give-and-take, the country awaits a deal from both parties that will benefit the nation as a whole and put the economy back on track. In this cartoon, Lalo Alcaraz portrays what might happen if talks over the 'fiscal cliff' continue to stall.

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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, his pioneering humor, satire and cerveza webzine/blog/news site.

The Political Satire Comedy Of Lalo Alcaraz