We’re very pleased to announce that Arizona’s own Arnie Bermudez will begin posting his editorial cartoons on BlogForArizona every Monday! (We hope!)
I’ll let Arnie introduce himself to the BlogForArizona.net community:
“I was born in Yuma, AZ and raised by a field worker and cleaning lady, I live in Tucson where I moved to go to college.
I grew up on both sides of the border living in two cultures and speaking two languages. I attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. In my college years I worked for the school newspaper The Daily Wildcat. During my time at the Wildcat I worked as a cartoonist writing and drawing a daily cartoon strip called Sarape’s Grill which ran for 4 years and was a semi-finalist in the MTVU college cartoonist contest.
About then, I also began freelancing with The Tucson Citizen Newspaper providing them with illustrations and political caricatures. Eventually, my freelancing lead to full-time employment with the Citizen where I enjoyed working as a staff artist and being the youngest member of the editorial board for 2 years, until the demise of the paper During these years I produced a weekly cartoon strip as well as countless graphics, illustrations and caricatures for the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona, until 2009. Currently, I am a freelance illustrator/
Welcome, Arnie! We scribblers here at BlogForArizona.net are excited to see your beautiful artwork! And see just how sharp your pen can be!
-Michael Bryan, Managing Editor