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CHUBASCO: “Pensamiento”

CHUBASCO "Pensamiento"

Chubasco (Víctor Vélez), was born on February 6, 1972 in Mexico City. He is a professional caricaturist and visual artist, from the early age of 16 began publishing in “El Universal”, one of Mexico’s leading newspapers. Throughout his career, he has also collaborated in important media such as “El Economista”, “La Jornada” and “Reforma”. He has participated in magazines such as “Siempre”, “Expansión”, “Life & Style”, “Chilango”, “Quo”, “Esquire” and “Gente”. 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”. Chubasco has also ventured into the process of organizing, coordinating and curating exhibitions of famous Mexican caricaturists such as Abel Quezada, Manuel Ahumada and Ernesto “el Chango” Cabral. He has also been a jury member 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 to Gallarate (Italy, 2016);

• Honorable Mention at the 18th Mercosur International Cartoon Contest. (Argentina, 2013);

• Honorable mention in the World Press Cartoon (Sintra, Portugal, 2013);

• 3rd. Place in the special caricature prize “José Saramago” at the XV Porto Cartoon Word Festival (Porto, Portugal, 2013);

• 1st. Prize in Personal Caricature “Joaquín Sabina”;

• Honorable Mention in Humorous Cartoon for “Glutton”

• Honorable mention for “Resistance and resistance”;

• Tomy Award, at the XVIII Bienal de Humorismo Grafico. San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba, 2013);

• Honorable Mention at the First International Caricature Festival Oil Products Distribution Company (Iran, 2012);

• Mention of honor in the contest “Ranan Lurie” Political Cartoon Award 2011 by the United Nations, UN; • Mention of honor 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 at the XI Cartoonist Biennial (Beijing, China, 2008);

• 2nd. Place in Caricature editorial 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 career as a cartoonist, he has participated in the creation of the book “Corrupcionario Mexicano” (ed. Grijalbo) and has illustrated books such as “Cortando Rábanos” (Coedition with the Secretariat of Culture of San Luis Potosí, Ediciones del Lirio And the Museum of Popular Art); “The Circus” (Ed. Arts of Mexico); “Damned beasts in the land of the Hänhun” (Ed. Arts of Mexico); “Jacinto Pérez, hunter of images of the Mexican Revolution” (Ed. Arts of Mexico); “The gift of Elijah” (Ed. Arts of Mexico) and “Cartmoons” with the trajectory of his work (Ed. Cartoon Ark, Greece). Among the exhibitions he has done is “Civil Status: Humorist” (Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo May 2016) “The Attack of the Green Men” (Caricature by Abel Quezada) and “CartonClub” (August-September 2015 at 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 cartones, Beganic Galerie); “Víctor Vélez” in the Galería Regia de Monterrey and “Chubasco” in the Cervantes forum of the Federal District. He has also collaborated in projects with important companies such as Coca-Cola and Caricature and Watercolor workshops in Colombia (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali) and Mexico (Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Saltillo).

He is a very versatile visual artist, therefore, he dominates traditional techniques like acrylic; Oil, watercolor, Chinese ink and graphite, as well as digital techniques.

Title: “La grieta” 1st. Place in Humor and Gallarate Graphic (Italy, 2016) “Cartmoons” (Chubasco’s trayectory) Editorial: Cartoon Ark (Greek) “Corrupcionario Mexicano” Editorial: Grijalbo (México)



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