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Michael Ramirez

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  1. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 year ago

    Really, I think the work of Ramirez is fascinating. His background art is the most detailed and beautiful of all the editorial artists. It rates a 10. However, I consider the concepts that go with the artwork to often rate much lower, very simplistic and not on an equal level.
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    It’s as if a fabulous instrument plays compositions of only one repeated note. It’s as if I open a leather-bound book with marbleized edges and gold-leaf frontispiece and it contains comic-book dialogue.
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    I’m probably over-thinking, again. I see so many logical flaws in today’s piece. I suppose he’s going for simple irony, but it could have been so much more. It does not persuade or make one reconsider his opinion.
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    Having always loved editorial cartoons, and other illustrations with thoughtful captions, I’m giving a sincere critique, here. Is it possible (and I don’t intend this to be sarcastic) that his affiliation with “Investor’s Business Daily” is a limiting influence?
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    He would probably take that as a terrible insult, but truly I wonder. Does anybody else see it this way?

  2. Gauldo

    Gauldo said, about 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    I agree, and have commented before on this. Huge artistic talent showing an astonishing eye for detail, structure and balance that is completely at odds with a message bias that has to be intentional.
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    I find it hard to accept that he can be that visually insightful and truly believe the misinformation his cartoons have a tendency to peddle.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Gorebal Warming (the deluded notion that all climate change is due to anthroprogenic CO2 production) is an utter fraud.
    Climate change happens but it happens for a mulititude of reasons most of which are poorly understood and it is the height of hubris to think that we can stop or control it with the level of technology and knowledge we have.

  4. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 1 year ago

    Of course it’s simplistic. It’s a cartoon. With one illustration he comments on and spurs debate on a complex issue. Job done.

    On the debate thing, I think global warming is the biggest and most expensive hoax ever foisted on the gullible. One day people will wonder what we were smoking.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @John Locke

    It’s not what you’re smoking, it’s how good your arguments are. Give me the science that shows there is no climate change and that human beings have not affected the climate.

  6. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    You are asking them to find something that doesn’t exist…at least in science.

  7. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    I’ll agree both that Ramirez may be the best technical artist on the political toon pages and that his concepts aren’t exactly the most thought provoking. However, in looking at the rest of the artists out there, concept wise he’s middle of the pack. How may ‘turkey pardons Obama’ jokes have been done? And how many Black Friday cartoons are out there now, all of which say the same thing? Compare Ramirez to Lalo Alcaraz, Signe Wilkinson, Ken Catalino, or (in my opinion) Oliphant. Compared to them his concepts have a real depth. True he’s no Matt Bors. But stylistically Bors is no Ramirez.

    It would be nice, now that I say that, to see someone with Ramirez’s skill with Bors bite.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @warjoski

    Toles, in a very different style, is quite skilled. And of course Danzinger; he can be quite unfair, but even when he’s unfair he’s very good.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    I keep asking and I keep waiting. I wonder how they develop such confidence if they are not able to back up what they claim.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @Mr King

    You didn’t take much science in school did you Pop Pops? I made an observation that man made CO2 is not the primary reason for climate change.
    There are too many good arguments against it and the only reason they are not getting more play is politics with the reserach money that is being pushed to those willing to produce research saying it is man made carbon.
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    Some alternatives:
    The mass reduction in particulate pollution worldwide in the last 150 years.
    Contrails and water vapor in the atmosphere.
    Heat engine theory and overall energy production on the planet from all sources.
    Methane gas
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    CO2 is a miniscule portion of the atmosphere and has changed by a miniscule amount in absolute volume in terms of PPM.
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    As for your sarcasm about evolution, that is simply a red herring and something of an ad hominem as it attempts to dismiss my argument by insult rather than by reasoned rebuttal.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    summer is only a couple of weeks off in the Antarctic.It’s -17 in McMurdo.The southern ice cap was bigger this year then it has ever been since they started keeping records of such things.Did you know there is sea ice off of northern Japan right now.

    nsidc.org

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    I’m not making claims — I’m asking both sides to back up what they say. So far I see that one side with good links to good articles, and the other side with nothing. Get to work. Prove your point.

  13. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    Astonishing! Lots and LOTS of words from emptc12 (and the TrustedMechanic behind you) that show they have ZERO knowledge of actual science.

    In case you haven’t read, man-made global warming is HISTORY. It is DEAD. Only the libtards and progressives are furiously trying to keep it alive. You are trying to start a car that doesn’t even have a MOTOR!

  14. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Right!

  15. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @John Locke

    Right!

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