The Political Cartoons of Marty Two Bulls


156 Pages, 8 x 8

Paperback, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781682752555

Not yet published. Ships 4/6/2021.


This collection of political cartoons represents a nearly two-decade chronology of important issues Native people face in today's society

Curated from work published in Native American newspapers, serving reservations, and Native populations in major cities, each cartoon was designed to mimic the strong cartoons of the past. The heavy ink work, cross-hatching, and shading are reminiscent of fine art, while the message impacts the reader with the stark reality of Native people's political, social, and personal existence. The author launches this collection with an essay about the historical context of his work, and captions throughout the book explain both the background of and the reaction to various images. Through the eyes of this journalist/author, readers will better understand and connect with the history, reality, and hopes of North America's First Nations.

Author Biography

Marty Two Bulls Sr. is an Oglala Lakota originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and he started drawing editorial cartoons for Rapid City's Central High School newspaper, the "Pine Needle". While these "editoons" began as a hobby, within a few years the hobby turned into a career. His work has appeared in the "Rapid City Journal", the "Argus Leader", "Indian Country Today", "Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Times", "News from Indian Country", "GoComics", and the "Andrews McMeel Universal syndicate". Two Bulls' work focuses on issues of political interest to Native peoples, but he strives to create art that has a much wider impact. To learn more about his work, visit m2bulls.com.