School’s OUT!

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Today is the last day of school for most L.A. students. What are YOU doing this summer??

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Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: alguerrero@earthlink.net Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697 www.alguerrero.com Myspace.com/thepuppetsfromhell

5 thoughts on “School’s OUT!

  1. Of course the high schools on the East Side still have finals week and graduations to complete. Rosie is lucky to finally leave the year round schedule behind them as they return to traditional schedule for the first time in eighteen years. Here at Garfield, the mighty Bulldogs know no rest as our school year officially ends on June 30 and our new school year with the first day of classes begins the next day on July 1.

    So here’s a shout out to all of our graduating seniors and especially those whose academic success, in spite of budget cutbacks, deteriorating facilities, arson damage, and a crazy year round schedule has gained them admission to some of the most prestigious universities in the nation. Among the schools this year’s Garfield graduates will be attending next fall:
    Yale
    Princeton
    Duke
    University of Chicago
    U.C. Berkeley
    U.C. Los Angeles
    U.C. San Diego
    U.C. Santa Barbara
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    various California State Universities and community colleges

    How about some pride and appreciation for East Side youth coming out strong and showing up smart!

  2. Whoa don’t jump the gun there yet Al. There is STILL ONE last graduationg happening Tuesday at 11:30 in front of City Hall in Downtown L.A. I’m working on a post.

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