Author(s) Hector Cantú (writer)
Carlos Castellanos (artist)
Website Baldo at GoComics
Current status / schedule Running
Launch date April 17, 2000
Syndicate(s) Universal Uclick
Publisher(s) Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre(s) Humor, family

Baldo is an American comic strip written by Hector Cantú and illustrated by Carlos Castellanos.[1] It was launched in April 17, 2000.





Although primarily a strip focused solely on light humor, Baldo has at times delved into political and social subjects relevant to the Hispanic community, such as lottery scams, the 2006 United States immigration reform protests, and greater involvement in improving one's community. Baldo also allows guest artists during Hispanic Heritage month; these guests generally depict Hispanics as crude stereotypes, often harping on low-rider cars and women in very little clothing. This has resulted in both praise and criticism from readers, whose letters have been posted on Baldo's official website and then answered (sometimes sarcastically) by the strip's creators.

In 2009, the strip also dealt with Sergio developing diabetes.[1] Gracie especially reminded Sergio of the need for proper diet and exercise to control his illness, but little mention has been made of Sergio's diabetes after the initial run of strips.

Cartoon collections

As of 2008, only two collections of the strip have been published in book form.


  1. 1 2 Churnin, Nancy (June 30, 2009). "'Baldo' comic strip tackles diabetes among Hispanics". Dallas Morning News.
  2. "Baldo Comic Strip, May 05, 2009 on". Yahoo! News. May 5, 2009.
  3. Cantu, Hector D.; Castellanos, Carlos. "Baldo, August 1, 2014". Universal. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. "Baldo Comic Strip, July 7, 2006 on". July 20, 2006.

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