NEIL ALLEN GARCIA
Editorial Cartoonist | Artist | Graphic Artist | Free Lance Writer

Related Professional Experience
Editorial Cartoonist, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA [Nov 2001 - Dec 2002]
Editorial Cartoonist, New University, Irvine, CA [Oct 2001 - June 2004]
Editorial Cartoonist, Star News, Chula Vista, CA [Dec 2000 - 2002]
Graphics Editor & Editorial Cartoonist, Southwestern Sun, Chula Vista, CA [Aug 1996 - May 2002]
Cartoonist & Graphic Artist, VOICES, AAJA National Convention Student Project, San Francisco [2001]
AAJA San Diego Chapter, Member [May 2000 - present]

*Published in San Diego Union-Tribune, New University, Daily Titan, Southwestern Sun, Star News, AAJA VOICES, AAJA Mission, California Publisher, Independent Community Post and El Sol.

Professional & Academic Recognition
Columbia Journalism Review, Award Winner, 2002
Stanford Chen Internship Grant, Asian American Journalists Association, 2001
First Place, Editorial Cartoon, National Mark of Excellence, Society of Professional Journalists, 2001
Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship, San Diego Chapter, 2001
First Place, Editorial Cartoon, San Diego Press Club, 2001
First Place, Editorial Cartoon, Journalism Association of Community Colleges, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996
First, Second & Third Places, Non-Daily Editorial Cartoon, San Diego Press Club, 2000
Asian American Journalists Association National Scholarship, 2000
First Place, Non-Daily Editorial Cartoon, San Diego Press Club, San Diego County, 1997

*Won a total of eighteen Journalism Association of Community Colleges awards in cartooning, graphics and line illustration.

Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.
Associate of Arts Degree, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
High School Diploma, Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Extra Curricular Activities
President, Pagkakaisa (Pilipino) Student Organization, Southwestern College [1997-99]
Chairman, Pilipino Cultural Awareness Festival (PCAF), Southwestern College [1997-98]
Sharp Hospital Volunteer (300 Hour Award)

Related Skills
Fine Art - Cartooning, Life Drawing, Caricature, Anime, Painting and Sculpture.
Media - Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Conte Crayon, Ink, Charcoal Pencil, Clay, Plastina, Plaster.
Graphic Art - PC and Macintosh OS, PageMaker, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.