What Drives Trump – Marty Two Bulls

Posted By Marty Two Bulls August 12th, 2018 Last Updated on: August 26th, 2018

What Drives Trump – Marty Two Bulls


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About Marty Two Bulls

Marty Two Bulls Sr. is an Oglala Lakota originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He spent his childhood in Rapid City, South Dakota and was graduated from Rapid City’s Central High School in 1981. He attended college in Denver at the Colorado Institute of Art, which gave him the technical skills to land a job in his hometown with the local television station, a NBC affiliate, as an assistant to the art director. It was at his high school newspaper (the Pine Needle) that Two Bulls first started drawing editorial cartoons. His ‘editoons’ started out as a hobby but within a few years the hobby turned into a career.

Two Bulls began as a journalist in weekly newspapers and then moved on to dailies. He accepted a position the Rapid City Journal as graphics editor and he served on the editorial board for seven years. Two Bulls then moved on to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader as graphics editor for six more years. He eventually left newspapers and returned to college to finish his BFA degree, freelance as a cartoonist, and pursue a fine art career. He has drawn editorial cartoons for the Indian Country Today Media Network since 2001, an archive of his work can be found at: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/category/news/cartoons

His work also appears in the newspapers; Indian Country Today (Martin, SD), Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Times (New Town, ND), Cherokee One Feather (Cherokee, NC), Sincangu Scribe (Rosebud SD) and News from Indian Country (Hayward, WI).

His work focuses on issues of political interest to Native peoples, a vital niche market. “Native Americans have been historically persecuted and marginalized by the dominant culture, which has reduced them to a minority in their own lands. Said Two Bulls “I create my cartoons for my people and if non-Natives are touched by the work, then all the better”. It is important to him that the message of the editorial is made known to all peoples.

Marty currently works as a senior freelance artist, college art professor, and graphic designer. He enjoys teaching, painting, and sculpting. His website is m2bulls.com

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Jonell Adams


You got it right. And it is funny. The art is great!


Victoria Frankiewicz

not the place to be political.


In 2 years, Not only has Trump created more jobs for blacks and Indians than any other leader in American history (including the “great messiah” Obama who couldn’t even come close…and he had 8 years), trump approval rated is now a record 50% (Obama was around 38% at the same time) and support almost black people has DOUBLED…..

Not bad for “a Klansman”…

Ave M Guenthner

Had to laugh—no sense crying

Thresa A Smith

Remove me from list. This is third time I’ve requested this. I don’t appreciate the Marty whoever’s cartoon. It appears he’s not are of the truth.

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