'We Waited for You': Political Cartoonist Honors George H.W. Bush
Bush passed away at age 94 Friday night.
Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, passed away at the age of 94 Friday night, about eight months after his wife.
Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist for The Clarion Ledger, had drawn a cartoon of Mrs. Bush after her death.
The former first lady was shown with open arms and exclaiming "Robin!!" for the couple's daughter, who passed away at the age of three.
Ramsey said on Saturday that the idea his cartoon for the former president came about after his wife passed away in April.
"[Bush] got sepsis, and both my parents who've since passed, they had sepsis," he said. "And I thought, 'This is gonna be tough' but I forgot. It was George Bush. The guy was Superman," he said.
The drawing memorializing President Bush depicts him arriving to heaven in a TBM Avenger war plane, which he flew during World War II.
Godspeed President Bush. This is the bookend to the Barbara Bush cartoon from April. My thoughts are with the Bush family tonight. On a personal note, he was the first president I drew as a cartoonist (I began my career in 1988.) @JennaBushHager #presidentBush #rip #georgehwbush pic.twitter.com/lnBXCHgCnw
— Marshall Ramsey (@MarshallRamsey) December 1, 2018
His wife and daughter are waiting for him, with Mrs. Bush saying, "We waited for you."
Ramsey said Saturday that he wanted to touch on the love Bush had for his wife and Robin in his cartoon.
"The family just talked to me and told me that was the thing that they were talking about, too."
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