Luis Cartoon 2013Howdy Fanboys and Fangirls. For the past year La Cuadra has had the great fortune of meeting and working with the artist Luis De León Diaz. Luis hails from Guatemala City and has been working for us since, literally, before we knew him. Sometime in the Spring of 2012, Luis dropped off a cartoon with our friend Carlos at Dyslexia Books. He hoped we might use it in the magazine, and asked that our editors contact him. Sadly, in the great hustle and bustle of bookstore business, his phone number and contact information was utterly lost. We loved the work, and held off publishing for a few issues hoping he’d come back in and at least let us ask his name. But no luck. So we figured one way to find him was to just go ahead and print what he had left and hope he tracked us down once he saw it on the streets of Antigua.

The plot worked like a charm, and since that time, he’s been taking on more and more challenges, including a full-page cartoon in each issue. He’s also helping us out with his creative eye on in-story images, more of which will be featured in our upcoming editions.

We’re happy as well-drawn clams that Luis found us, and we’d all love it if you checked out his work in this new gallery.

We’ll be adding more work as it comes in.

Luis tweets here: titus23, follow him to the ends of the Earth.

More of his work for La Cuadra can be found here, and to follow him on Facebook, head on over this way.

The Troubled Ant, Summer 2012

Luis Cartoon 2013

What Artists Do, March / April 2013

Luis Cartoon What Artists Do March April 2013

Fiction is Not Useless, May / June 2013

Luis Cartoon Final May June 2013 Empathy

Time Will Pass, July / August 2013

Luis Cartoon July August 2014 we fear time


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Michael Tallon, Editor-in-Chief, head writer and delivery boy, of La Cuadra Magazine, expatriated from the States 11 years ago. After spending a year in Antigua gasbagging about wanting to start an English Language magazine, he hit the road and wandered about South America, India and Nepal before finding himself sipping tea in Darjeeling and realizing that maybe it was time to head home and pick up the career path. That ill-fated adventure in New York lasted about 6 weeks before he headed back to Antigua, Guatemala, where John Rexer had actually started the magazine in his absence.

After a few months, Mike took over the magazine and has been going slowly broke since. On that note, Mike would like to invite advertisers, readers and potential patrons to send him free money.