Mexican cartoonist Felipe Galindo, who goes by Feggo, has been dreaming up surreal images since he was a teenager. Today they are published in the New Yorker and Mad Magazines and all over the world. We spoke with him in his Washington Heights studio in New York as part of our new series looking at Latino professionals with unusual jobs.
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Feggo is the nom de plume of Felipe Galindo, an award-winning Mexican artist who since 1983 has lived and worked in New York City. He creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, fine art, and public art. He is the creator of Manhatitlan, a project which celebrates the intertwining of Mexican and American cultures in New York through drawings, animations and a book of the same title. ”No Man Is a Desert Island” is his most recently released cartoon collection book (Jorge Pinto Books, 2012).His cartoons appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Mad, Nickelodeon, Inx, Barron’s and in British publications such as Private Eye, Oldie, The Spectator, Prospect, as well as many others worldwide.