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Chubasco (Víctor Vélez), was born on February 6, 1972 in Mexico City. He is a professional cartoonist and visual artist, from the early age of 16 he began publishing in “El Universal”, one of the main newspapers in Mexico. Throughout his career, he has also collaborated in important media such as "El Economista", "La Jornada" and "Reforma".
Together, he has participated in magazines such as " Always ," " Expansion ," " Life & Style ," " Chilango ," " Quo ," " Esquire, " and " People ." He has been a contributor to the French magazine " Courrier Journal ", a subsidiary of the newspaper "Le Monde" and has been a cartoonist for " CartonClub " and " Vj Movements Cartonista ".
Squall has also dabbled in the process of organization, coordination and curation of exhibitions of famous Mexican caricaturists as Abel Quezada , Manuel Ahumada and Ernesto "Chango" Cabral . He has also been a juror in important events such as the Havana Biennial in April 2015.
Among the national and international awards that Chubasco has received, are:
1st. Place in Graphic Humor a Gallarate (Italy, 2016);
Honorable mention in the 18th Mercosur International Cartoon Contest . (Argentina. 2013);
Honorable mention in the World Press Cartoon (Sintra, Portugal. 2013);
3rd. Place in the special “José́ Saramago” cartoon prize at the XV Porto Cartoon Word Festival (Porto, Portugal. 2013);
1st. Award in Personal Cartoon "Joaquín Sabina";
Honorable Mention in Humorous Cartoon for "Glutton"
Honorable mention for “Resistant and resistance”;
Tomy Award , at the XVIII Biennial of Graphic Humor. San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba, 2013);
Honorable mention in the First International Festival of Cartoon Oil Products Distribution Company (Iran, 2012);
Honorable mention in the “ Ranan Lurie ” Political Cartoon Award 2011 by the United Nations Organization, UN;
Honorable mention in the Political Cartoon Award (New York. 2011);
Participation in the XVII Biennial of journalism. San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba. 2011);
Participation in Humor Gallarete Marco Biassonni. Grand Prix (Le Estelle, Italy, 2009);
Honorable mention in the XI Humorist Biennial Cartoonist (Beijing, China. 2008);
2nd. Place in editorial cartoon in the World Press Cartoon (Sintra, Portugal, 2007);
National Journalism Award for “pages.” (Mexico. 1997);
Youth performance award (Mexico, 1995), among others.
As a result of his prolific caricaturist career, he has participated in the creation of the book “ Mexican Corruption ” (ed. Grijalbo) and has illustrated books such as: “ Cortando Rábanos ” (Co-edition with the Secretary of Culture of San Luis Potosí, Ediciones del Lirio and the Museum of Popular Art); “ The circus ” (Ed. Arts of Mexico); " Animals demonized in the land of the Hñähñu " (Ed. Arts of Mexico); “ Jacinto Pérez, image hunter of the Mexican Revolution ” (Ed. Arts of Mexico); “ Elías's gift ” (Ed. Arts of Mexico) and “ Cartmoons”With the trajectory of his work (Ed. Cartoon Ark, Greece).
Among the exhibitions he has made, is “ Marital Status: Humorist ” (Cultural Center of Contemporary Mexico May 2016) “ The attack of the green men ” (Caricature of Abel Quezada) and “ CartonClub ” (August-September 2015 in the Museum From Mexico City); “ Individual exhibition in the Museum of Humor ” (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, April 2015); “ Retrospective ” (Metro Pino Suárez; 400 cards. Beganic Galerie ); “ Víctor Vélez ” in the Regia de Monterrey Gallery and “ Chubasco ” in the Cervantes forum of the Federal District.
He has also collaborated on projects with important companies such as Coca-Cola and taught cartoon and watercolor workshops in Colombia (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali) and Mexico (Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Saltillo). He is a very versatile visual artist, because he dominates traditional techniques such as acrylic; Oil, watercolor, Chinese ink and graphite, in addition to digital techniques.