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..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. . 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.. 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?. He would probably take that as a terrible insult, but truly I wonder. Does anybody else see it this way?
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016