Michael Ramirez is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner.
Michael Ramirez is America’s Premier Editorial Cartoonist.
Ramirez is a Lincoln Fellow, and an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. He has won almost every major journalism award in America including the 2005 National Journalism Award, the 2008 Fischetti Award, the H. L. Mencken Award and is a five-time National Cartoonists Society editorial cartoon division winner.
Michael is the recipient of the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California, Irvine and is the author of the book, Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion and a new book, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare,” by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions.
“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.