We interviewed over a dozen writers, artists, and social activists at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Check out our interviews with Mallory OrtbergTavis SmileyCynthia BondKaren BenderRobert Putnam, and Octavia Spencer, and stay tuned for upcoming interviews with Issa Rae, John Scalzi, Heidi Julavits, Amber Tamblyn, and many more.

Lalo Alcaraz is a prolific cartoonist and satirist in Chicano culture, perhaps best known for his nationally syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha. In this recent interview, Alcaraz talks about the rerelease of his acclaimed historical graphic novel A Most Imperfect Union, his role in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming animated TV series Bordertown, and his passion and exhaustion surrounding politics.