La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz for March 25, 2007
Comic Strip Confessional by Uber-fan Tom Fankerstein Tom: An excellent and thoughtful way to ask your favorite cartoonist for a sample of their original artwork is to send a sincere letter... Letter: Dear Lalo Alcaraz, I am a lifelong fan of comic strips and would like to thank you for your excellent "La Cucaracha" strip, especially the one strip about immigration and burritos. I am a semi-paralyzed high school teacher, and my classes collect comic art. Please sign the enclosed 3" x 5" index card and draw all 94 of your characters. Tom: Pour it on thick, or if you'd like, download a form letter at tomfankerstein.nut/bs/phonyletter.jpg and don't forget to ask for a personalized dedication! Letter: Please make it to "Dear Ebay..."