Ex-‘Nuevo Herald’ Cartoonist Selling Art for His Defense Fund

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By: E&P Staff

Former El Nuevo Herald cartoonist Jose Varela this weekend signed and sold cartoons to raise money for his defense fund, according to a CBS4.com story linked on The Comics Journal’s blog.

The Cuba native was arrested last November after holing up at the offices of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald to air several grievances. He was reportedly carrying a toy gun that resembled a real semiautomatic weapon, and ended up being charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

Varela appeared Saturday at the Sentir Cubano store in Miami’s Little Havana.

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