Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Gabriel C. Rodriguez is a local self-taught artist who interprets the world through what he calls a “cartoon lens.” Whether it’s illustrating scenes from his beloved city, making a political piece or venturing into the surreal realm, his knack for cartooning gives his art a feel of those childhood memories when Saturday morning cartoons were the norm.
When he’s not working on his pieces, Rodriguez illustrates songs he’s grown up to in the form of comics books. Influenced by MAD/Cracked Magazine as well as vintage 70s underground comics, his various titles (Skidelado Pamphlezine, Dog Meat Comics, & Comix 2 Drive By) cover a range of genres, from gangsta-rap to industrial-rock, using familiar characters acting out the lyrics to these songs.
Rodriguez has participated in the “Amor Por Juarez” art auction, various Last Thursday Art Walks, gallery showings in various venues and is the “2015 Best Local Artist” winner from The What’s Up Magazine’s Best of the Best series. His pieces can be seen decorating the walls of The Pizza Joint & Cafe Tolteca. Next year he will participate in his first comic con at EPCON ’18.”