Interview with Centerstage Chicago
Thanks to Jeff Min for hooking this up.
Growing up on Chicago's far South Side, illustrator/cartoonist/painter Jose Garibaldi learned early on to appreciate the fine art of comics. Whereas most parents would be quick to dismiss strips as lowbrow art, Garibaldi's mother welcomed it, making publications like Cracked and Mad Magazine readily available for his young mind to absorb. The choice to embrace the offbeat humor of Cracked and Mad clearly comes across in Garibaldi's illustrations and it's what makes his art most endearing.
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