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Michael Ramirez wins 2008 Fischetti award


© Michael Ramirez. Used by permission

Investor Business Daily editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez has won this year’s John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition sponsored by The Columbia College Chicago Department of Journalism. Honorable mentions went to Tony Auth of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Steve Greenberg of the Ventura County Star.

The first place cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez depicts Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama as one of the massive, enigmatic, sculptural figures of Easter Island. “An editorial cartoon….is neither conservative nor liberal,” says Ramirez. “Whether you agree with it philosophically or not, a good editorial cartoon engages the reader in debate.”

An award reception will be held in their honor on April 1st. The event will also entail a silent auction with the proceeds going toward the Fischetti scholarship fund as well as a tribute to Doug Marlette who died last summer in an auto accident. Doug was also a Fischetti winner as well as the creator of Kudzu.

Congrats to Michael, Tony and Steve!

Community Comments

#1 Lucas Turnbloom
March/5/2008
@ 2:22 pm

Dang, Copley is having a great year so far!

#2 Mike Thompson
March/5/2008
@ 2:44 pm

Kudos to Mike on a well-deserved award.

Mike Thompson

#3 Mike Thompson
March/5/2008
@ 2:47 pm

And I should add Tony and Steve as well!

#4 Charles Brubaker
March/5/2008
@ 2:49 pm

Ramirez is probably one of the greatest conservative editorial cartoonist around (okay, I’m biased, since he used to draw for my local paper when he won Pulitzer). So any major awards given to him is well deserved.

Congrats, Mike.

#5 John Cole
March/5/2008
@ 5:15 pm

Congrats to all winners!

Have fun in the city of broad shoulders.

#6 Dean Turnbloom
March/7/2008
@ 10:29 pm

Mike, Tony and Steve…great job, congratulations all around!!

#7 Devi Suryani
May/17/2009
@ 8:49 am

I am very interested in Michael Ramirez cartoon
I hope I can join and interact and give some opinion on this blog

#8 Devi Suryani
May/17/2009
@ 8:51 am

I want to use one of his cartoon work into my presentation slide.
I want ask him a permission, but I don’t know his contact detail.
Is there anyone can help me on this issue??

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