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Hector Cantu

Journalist & Co-Creator of Baldo Comic Strip

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Hector Cantu Biography

Hector Cantu is an award-winning journalist and co-creator/writer of the nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip Baldo. He is co-executive producer of the Baldo TV show, and author of two Baldo books, “The Lower You Ride, The Cooler You Are” and “Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers.”

The comic strip's lead characters are quickly squeezing their way onto the American pop culture stage, from the car-crazy teen Baldo and college-obsessed sister Gracie to the tradition-protecting Dad, and the lottery-playing Tia Carmen. Through sophisticated, gentle humor, Cantu and partner Carlos Castellanos seek to bring a different perspective to daily comic pages, giving a peek into the daily lives of a Latino family.

The comic strip appears in 200 daily and Sunday newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Daily News, and The Houston Chronicle. Baldo is one of Universal Press Syndicate's most-successful comic strip launches, after The Boondocks, For Better or For Worse, and Calvin and Hobbes.

In addition to writing the comic, Cantu is Editorial Director at Heritage Auction Galleries. He previously was an editor at Quick, a daily news tabloid in Dallas that targets young readers. He was managing editor of Hispanic Business magazine and his writing has appeared in The Los Angeles TImes and The Hollywood Reporter. Cantu has worked with other artists to bring various characters to life, including a line of vending-machine stickers for Cutting Edge Industries in California. His new book "Collectible Movie Posters" shares the world's rarest, most valuable and most exciting newspaper movie posters known to exist. 

Cantu has appeared on CNN, NPR, and the nationally syndicated television special, Hispanic America: The Year in Review, and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He is featured in the new book "Your Brain On Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez" by Frederick Luis Aldama.

Speaking Topics
  • Cesar Chavez Slept on My Bed! How Chicano Politics Launched a New Voice on the Funny Pages

  • The Blurry Line Between Stereotypes & Racism

  • My Incredible Journey to Hollywood Obscurity

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hector Cantu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hector Cantu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hector Cantu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Hector Cantu?

    Booking fees for Hector Cantu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hector Cantu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Hector Cantu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hector Cantu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hector Cantu for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hector Cantu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hector Cantu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Journalist & Co-Creator of Baldo Comic Strip

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Hector Cantu Biography

Hector Cantu is an award-winning journalist and co-creator/writer of the nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip Baldo. He is co-executive producer of the Baldo TV show, and author of two Baldo books, “The Lower You Ride, The Cooler You Are” and “Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers.”

The comic strip's lead characters are quickly squeezing their way onto the American pop culture stage, from the car-crazy teen Baldo and college-obsessed sister Gracie to the tradition-protecting Dad, and the lottery-playing Tia Carmen. Through sophisticated, gentle humor, Cantu and partner Carlos Castellanos seek to bring a different perspective to daily comic pages, giving a peek into the daily lives of a Latino family.

The comic strip appears in 200 daily and Sunday newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Daily News, and The Houston Chronicle. Baldo is one of Universal Press Syndicate's most-successful comic strip launches, after The Boondocks, For Better or For Worse, and Calvin and Hobbes.

In addition to writing the comic, Cantu is Editorial Director at Heritage Auction Galleries. He previously was an editor at Quick, a daily news tabloid in Dallas that targets young readers. He was managing editor of Hispanic Business magazine and his writing has appeared in The Los Angeles TImes and The Hollywood Reporter. Cantu has worked with other artists to bring various characters to life, including a line of vending-machine stickers for Cutting Edge Industries in California. His new book "Collectible Movie Posters" shares the world's rarest, most valuable and most exciting newspaper movie posters known to exist. 

Cantu has appeared on CNN, NPR, and the nationally syndicated television special, Hispanic America: The Year in Review, and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He is featured in the new book "Your Brain On Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez" by Frederick Luis Aldama.

Hector Cantu Speaking Topics

  • Cesar Chavez Slept on My Bed! How Chicano Politics Launched a New Voice on the Funny Pages

  • The Blurry Line Between Stereotypes & Racism

  • My Incredible Journey to Hollywood Obscurity

FAQs on booking Hector Cantu

  • How to book Hector Cantu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hector Cantu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hector Cantu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hector Cantu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Hector Cantu?

    Booking fees for Hector Cantu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hector Cantu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hector Cantu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hector Cantu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hector Cantu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hector Cantu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hector Cantu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hector Cantu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Cesar Chavez Slept on My Bed! How Chicano Politics Launched a New Voice on the Funny Pages, The Blurry Line Between Stereotypes & Racism and My Incredible Journey to Hollywood Obscurity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hector Cantu for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Hector Cantu generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Sanchez, George P. Bush, Chiqui Cartagena, Arun Shourie and Sonia Nazario. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hector Cantu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hector Cantu Speaking Topics

  • Cesar Chavez Slept on My Bed! How Chicano Politics Launched a New Voice on the Funny Pages

  • The Blurry Line Between Stereotypes & Racism

  • My Incredible Journey to Hollywood Obscurity

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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