CARTOONS by Ramirez

Michael Patrick Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.  When Michael was at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee;  LaJuana and I were fortunate enough to host him at our home for one of our Annual Texas Road-Kill BBQ’s.  He is a “good” conservative. 

Michael was born in Tokyo, Japan.  He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 1984 with a Bachelors degree.  After leaving The Commercial Appeal after seven years, he moved to The Los Angeles Times.  In 1994, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.  Ramirez again won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning in 2008.  As a regular contributor to USA Today and The Weekly Standard, his cartoons have a subscription/distribution of over five hundred and fifty newspapers and magazines through Creators Syndicate.  This work can be seen daily in the pages of Investor’s Business Daily on the Issues and Insights page where he is co-editor and online at http://www.ibdeditorials.com/Cartoons.aspx .  He is the author of a new book, “Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.”

An editorial cartoon is not just a funny picture,” says Ramirez. “It is a powerful instrument of journalism, sometimes sharp and refined, its message cutting quickly to the point, and other times, blunt and overpowering, seizing the readers’ attention with its dark imagery.”