London's Times Memorial Page for the Terrorism of
Lan Hoang Vu, a.k.a. VAL
Lan Hoang Vu, a.k.a. VAL (Little Saigon, USA)
Illustrator and Cartoonist VAL, whose birth name is Lan Hoang
Vu, was born
and grew up in the South of Viet Nam. VAL began creating Political
since 1987 by drawing Syndicated Cartoons for various Newspapers and
Magazines nationwide. He left Saigon and arrived in the United States
1991 at which time he stopped drawing Cartoons and began a career as a
Graphic Designer. Ten years later, however, because of the tremendous
the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in America had on his psyche, VAL
immediately picked up his pens and started to draw Political Cartoons
order to help himself, others and the free world heal from the
and sadness caused by that incredulous tragedy.
A graduate from The National University of Fine Art in Saigon,
California State University in Long Beach, VAL is currently working as
full-time Art Director at a design firm in the Los Angeles area and
abreast of International News by drawing Syndicated Cartoons for a
Vietnamese-language newspaper in Orange County, Southern California.
Bao," the name of the newspaper, means "Vietnamese Newspaper."
are a blend between Illustration and Comic Art that focuses mostly on
various political events, ranging from international matters to local
Vietnamese community issues. A daily favorite of people across the
VAL's Cartoons can be viewed on the web at http://www.vietbao.com/hihoa.
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