Sergio Hernández

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Sergio Hernández

<p>After graduating from High School in 1966, Sergio Hernandez attended ELAJC and started his art education as well as his association with the breakthrough magazine &quot;Con Safos.&quot; The magazine was the first Chicano social political periodical. Hernandez developed a cartoon strip, &quot;Arnie &amp; Porfi,&quot; which paralleled his own struggle between his conservative upbringing and his emerging political awareness.&nbsp;</p><p>Hernandez attended CSUN, which was an epiphany for him both artistically and politically. He became involved in the Chicano Student Movement, mural painting and creating political graphics. In 1970 Dr. Saul Solache invited him to paint alongside Ed Carrillo, Ramses Noriega and Solache himself. The work was the first Chicano themed mural at a major university, UCLA.</p><p>He continue to draw political cartoons and paint. Hernandez&rsquo;s painting subjects vary from cultural themes to social political movements. He has traveled around the country and to Turkey and lectured on his art.</p><p>He has an ongoing cartoon strip, &ldquo;Arnie & Porfi&rdquo; on&nbsp;<a href="http://latinopia.com/">Latinopia.com</a></p>