Edinburg art teacher uses ‘Smarty Cartoons’ to connect with humor

An artwork instructor in Edinburg is performing extra than just teaching art to his pupils.

Ramon Ramirez has been ready to link to the community by producing his own manufacturer of cartoons. Some of his function has even been regarded by some large-time Hollywood names.

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Ramirez is the man at the rear of “Smarty Cartoons.”

“My story began in Del Mar School in Corpus Christi,” Ramirez explained. “I required to publish my operate and my mate advised to consider it to the newspaper at the school and they gave me an possibility.”

That a person chance led to all of this.

“That is where by Smarty Cartoons commenced as a comedian strip,” Ramirez reported. “Later I utilized the title to be the title of my get the job done. And I’ve been using it because then considering that 1987.”

Artwork is anything Ramon has always recognised he’s required to do, and he does substantially additional than just putting pencil to paper.

“So one moment I’m a puppeteer. The up coming minute I’m a political cartoonist – an editorial cartoonist,” claimed Ramirez. “It’s just brought on a unique menu on my pallet that is been extra entertaining.”

“It is fun to say, ‘Well I did this and I’ve carried out that. I even did the court docket sketching for the Selena scenario back in Corpus Christi.”

He is even carried out jobs with actor and comedian Marlon Wayans and other substantial-profile names.

It is really through his Smarty Cartoons, precisely a venture known as, “Instructor Toons” that’s allowed Ramon to connect with his college students and the community.

“A large amount of the Valley, a great deal of the community existence is my inspiration for my artwork,” Ramirez stated. “It is really pleasurable since individuals want to snicker and that’s my target to get a concept across through humor.”

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