Jorge Pacheco has been an artist since age 2, but a professional illustrator/comic book artist/cartoonist/children's book illustrator for 36 years, and a caricature artist for the past 19 years.
After graduating from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey in 1987, he has worked for most major Comic Book companies such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Archie Comics, Tokyopop, Warner Bros., IDW, and American Mythology, just to name a few.
He was Staff & Lead Artist for Harvey Entertainment & Comics and worked there from 1990 to 1995 where he illustrated characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Baby Huey, Richie Rich, and many others. In his career, he worked on other famous licensed characters including Bullwinkle & Rocky, The Flintstones, Archie & Jughead & Jonny Quest, Laurel & Hardy, The Pink Panther, and many more.
In addition, he was employed as Lead Artist at JUNCO/Flamehead Clothing from 2002 to 2003. Other accomplishments include working briefly for Jim "Garfield" Davis, also teaching Basic Cartooning at UCLA for 2 semesters, and had his own syndicated strip, CEO Dad which ran in 12 major newspapers.
He has illustrated 13 children's books and was a guest speaker at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa. He also spoke at many local schools from K-12 along with several Southern California Colleges.
Between 2004 and 2006, he worked at both the San Diego Zoo and Knott's Berry Farm drawing live caricatures.
He now spends many weekends drawing live caricatures at corporate events, birthday parties, graduation parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and weddings.
In his free time, he enjoys playing with his 2 children, Lizzie and J.J. He also enjoys tennis, jogging, swimming, coaching his son's soccer team, and taking naps.
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