Eric J. Garcia describes his artwork as “historically based, politically charged criticism, with the goal of creating dialogue about contemporary issues.” A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, Garcia began creating political cartoons while serving in the U.S. Air Force to poke fun at friends and officers. He soon ventured into broader issues. His work can be viewed at Southvalleyart.com.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Garcia has won numerous awards, including First Place College Cartoonist Award from the Illinois College Associated Press and Best Graphic Illustrator for a College Newspaper from the New Mexico Associated Press. His political cartoons and satirical graphics have been published in a variety of media outlets, and by grassroots organizations in the United States and abroad.