Michael Ramirez intended to become a doctor, as did his two brothers and two sisters. Instead, he became an editorial cartoonist. Think of him this way: Instead of slicing and dicing you, he slices and dices the public figures and issues of our time, for you. Michael does it well. In his mid-forties, he's already won two Pulitzer Prizez and a Mencken Award and been president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Michael does it controversially and refers to himself as an "equal opportunity offender." He was with the Los Angeles Times from 1997-2005 before moving to Investor's Business Daily where in addition to editorial cartooning, he serves on the Editorial Board. Michael's father was first generation Mexican-American; his mother Japanese. He is a 1984 graduate in fine arts of the University of California Irvine.