Lazaro Fernandes

Habana, Cuba

Cartoonist

Was born in 1935 in Havana.
Graduated from the Faculty of Technology of Havana University.
Since 1966, his humorous drawings have been published systematically in the magazines “Palatier”, “La chicharra”, “DDT”, “Philately of Kuban” and other periodicals.
Lazaro is a participant and a winner of the National Salons of Humor “Oracio Rodriguez Suria” and a number of other international competitions.
In 1979 was awarded with the first prize at the First International Biennale of Humor in San Antonio de los Baños. When he found out he was awarded, Lazaro said:
“At first I simply appreciated making humorous sketches (the first symptoms of the disease!), but this hobby occupied a small place in my life yet. Joining in the family of Cuban humorists allowed me to get to know their work more closely, and I could not help but admire their humanity, their spiritual subtlety. Little by little, I got involved (an alarming symptom!), аnd now I already can not (the disease is incurable!) do anything but expressing myself through a humorous drawing, which, incidentally, is gaining popularity in Cuba. There is nothing more serious than humor!”
Currently, Lázaro is one of the artists of the magazine “Palante”.

Modern Cuban cartoonists. “Soviet artist”, Moscow, 1982.


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