Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008 and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner. He is a Senior Editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor's Business Daily. Ramirez is a Lincoln Fellow, an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and has won almost every journalism award in addition to the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California, Irvine and the 2005 National Journalism Award, the 2008 Fischetti Award and The H. L. Mencken Award and is the author of the new book, Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.
“An editorial cartoon is not just a funny picture,” says internationally known editorial cartoonist Michael 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.”
In a world of textual information, Ramirez combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the news with a captivating drawing style to create consistently outstanding and highly incisive satirical cartoons. His commentary on everything from the economy and markets to politics and international affairs offers a unique perspective on today’s issues. They take a humorously insightful look at the world around us, making readers laugh while informing them on the issues of our times.
Some of his cartoons will make you laugh. Some of his cartoons will make you cry. But all of them will make you think. Ramirez’s artistic skill, biting humor, and penetrating analysis shine through and shed light on what’s really going on in the world today.
A regular contributor to USA Today and The Weekly Standard Magazine and formerly a regular guest on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS Television, Michael Ramirez’s work is seen world-wide with a distribution of over four hundred newspapers and magazines through Creators Syndicate. He has been on CNN, CNN International, Fox News Sunday, BBC Television, BBC Radio, NPR, the Michael Reagan show and is a highly acclaimed international speaker. The former editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, his cartoons have been featured on CNN, Fox News, The Bill O’Reilly Show, and The Rush Limbaugh Show. His work can be seen in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Time Magazine, National Review and US News and World Report.
His work is featured daily in the pages of Investor’s Business Daily on the Issues and Insights page and online at IBDeditorials.com/cartoons.