Thursday, June 1, 2017

Marshall flies

Marshall Ramsey is known for poking fun at politicians through his cartoons.  However, everyone needs a change of pace and Marshall is no exception.  He has been sketching WWII planes this week as a form of art therapy.  Check them out. 








27 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! Great talent.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the MSGOP's house cartoonist.

Anonymous said...

The P38 Lightning is not to scale (fuselage is not long enough) and the P40 should be tilted and at a steeper angle since it is just sitting on the runway. Mustang looks good though. Would like to see some German and Japanese planes- they are much more difficult to draw.

Anonymous said...

They're stylized drawings, 4:28, not blueprints.

Do you complain that Superman has unnaturally broad shoulders in comic books?

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading Derek Robinson's novel "A Good Clean Fight," which features P-40 Tomahawks and Kittyhawks being flown by the RAF in Libya in 1942. A rugged, reliable aircraft and a good ground strafer. That's a nice rendering of the plane by Marshall.

Anonymous said...

4:44, if Marshall Ramsey is going to draw WW2 aircraft he should at least put some effort into it and do it right. All I'm saying is that attention to detail matters, especially to those of us who are aviation experts. BTW, Marshall Ramsey is a no talent hack who does a terrible job at political cartoon satire. Fire Marshall Ramsey!!!

Anonymous said...

Would it be permissible to tell 4:28/5:49 to go f@ck himself and the dirigible he floated in on?

Kingfish said...

Perhaps Picasso should give us an example of who he considers to be a good editorial cartoonist.

Anonymous said...

6:47/Kingfish, I do not appreciate yalls sarcasm. And you act like Marshall Ramsey is a great artist. He is a local cartoonist, nothing more.

Anonymous said...

OK 7:45 - we all understand you don't like Marshall, his work, his satire, or his commentary. Its your right to dislike. Now that you've told us, numerous times, how about taking 6:47's suggestion and go F**K yourself and your opinion.

Many of the rest of us appreciate Marshall's abilities even when we sometimes disagree with him or are the butt of his cartoon - whether they are local as you state or his national ones that have a lot more coverage than your mediocre opinion.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Marshall hater!! My 5 year old draws better pics and Marshall should have better respect for WW2 fighter pilots and their awesome aircrafts!!

Anonymous said...

to 5:49....go home to your momma

Anonymous said...

Marshall Ramsey is a GOP sketcher and a no talent hack, but the taggers who work in Krylon and Rustoleum are urban maestros who defy the legacy of white privilege as they present unfettered expression on the boxcars and hovels of our cities.

The voice of the JFP reader...sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Keep going strong, Marshall. Many of us love your cartoons. You must be getting to the pansy conservative snowflakes who find it necessary to trash you on this website for having the temerity to present opinions different from their redneck trailer park trash mentality.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that Marshall guy is really good....I think he could probably make a living by doing that kind of stuff professionally...

Anonymous said...

Of you follow Ramsey on Twitter, you'll know he's taken a sharp turn to the left in the past two years. During the election cycle he was all up in Hillary's Dirty Box. He is little more than a mouthpiece today for the far left.

Retired curmudgeon with nothing to do all damn day said...

I am an aviation expert. You heard it here, so it's the truth.

I measured the length of the fuselage in Ramsey's P38 drawing and have to agree that it needs to be approximately 1.372 millimeters longer to be accurate. How dare he besmirch such a beloved flying machine!

All aviation experts will back me on this.

They will also agree that on the Corsair, the pitch should be .38704 degrees sharper on that bendy part near the propellor. I am using very precise terminology that only true aviation experts understand fully.

Look, if you're going to draw a plane, it is IMPERATIVE that you get it EXACTLY RIGHT, DAMMIT! If you don't, then I and my fellow aviation experts will hunt you down and berate you!

Redo each of these, Marshall, or face our wrath!

Anonymous said...

To the poster from 9:22 with the precocious 5 year old...

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/255727/why-is-the-plural-of-aircraft-not-aircrafts


I'm assuming he/she takes after their mother. Lucky you.

Anonymous said...

Is he the cartoon guy for the clarion ledger? Does anyone even read the clarion ledger any more? He might want to look for a job doing comic books. I'm sure that's a growing industry.

Anonymous said...

Marshall Ramsey has a lot of talent and has had a great run. However, in the last eight years or so, he has lost his edge. He has gone from cartoon provocateur and merciless satirist, to nice guy that wants to be a beloved figure in the community. His cartoons today show this transition. about half of his current cartoons are "_______, who died this week, at the pearly gates of Heaven with St. Peter". He must have a template...

These days, he mainly writes and draws about cutesy topics like his late dog, etc., and he does mostly highly non-controversial interviews on PBS and radio. Don't ruffle feathers...

So don't call Marshall a no-talent, etc. He has plenty of true talent. He has just parked it for a while and doesn't seem to want to fire up the engine again.

Kingfish said...

Lost both parents over the last year or so. Had a concussion as well that was pretty bad in the last year as well.

Having said that, the D.A./Jim Hood cartoon this week was pretty funny.

Justice for Trayvon said...

Kingfishy, why are you making excuses for this Ramsey dude. If he is so brain damaged from the concussion and emotionally overwhelmed by the loss of his parents, maybe he need to just hang it up and retire. You are all about making excuses instead of good defensible arguments. We learnt better skills my first year of law school. Having said that, the D.A./Jim Hood sketch wasn't clever or funny. It was a rip off of so many other cartoons where it show one guy throwing darts at a picture of a political enemy.

Anonymous said...


Marshall is a nationally syndicated cartoonist and a 2006 Pulitzer finalist for editorial cartooning. IMHO, that speaks well for his abilities.

Anonymous said...

11:37
That speaks more about his politically leaning than his abilities. I've always found it interesting that way he draws most people (especially Repubs) with outlandish facial features, yet he always draws himself as a smooth-faced, non-threatening guy.
A 2006 Pulitzer finalist? second place = first loser.

Anonymous said...

Marshall has always presumed that he is the only person that has experienced difficulty and tragedy in life. I'm always amused by people that make a living making fun of other people's problems while at the same time amplifying the uniqueness and seriousness of their own problems.

Anonymous said...

1137 am -- Key word: 2006. That was 11 years ago. Some say he has lost his edge in the recent years.

Anonymous said...

Methinks cartoonists in newspapers is a bit outdated. That explains Marshal's need to be gifted a job at MBC by his old boss even though his on air talent is far below his drawing talent.

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