Ah, what a nice double-find -- two great videos about Lalo Alcaraz, a unique cartoonist whose strip LA CUCARACHA appears on GoComics (here -- this one is a Day of the Dead strip), as do his editorial cartoons, which are here.
Lalo on his editorial cartoons: "I'm not really trying to convert anybody. I'm not trying to make friends, you know. I'm punching back."
Searching for an embeddable version of that Times video led me right to this TEDxSoCal talk: "A Cartoonist's Guide to Life," which does indeed include a 13-point list:
"#7: Coffee is your best friend. Alcohol does not help you draw any faster. It just makes your work seem funny -- to just you."
"#11: Above all work hard. Work hard like a hard-working American. And if you want to work even harder than that, work like an immigrant."
He's a busy and incredibly productive guy, with a web site that's packed with all kinds of stuff -- including his posters, like this one: