Merry Trumpus To Me! – Marty Two Bulls

Posted By Marty Two Bulls December 26th, 2017 Last Updated on: December 26th, 2017

Merry Trumpus To Me!

Marty Two Bulls publishes weekly cartoons each Monday on PowWows.com


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PowWows.com publishes these editorial cartoons weekly to highlight issues in Indian Country.  We hope these cartoons will help start conversations about these issues.

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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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Brooks Nemacheck

Hi, Marty, I will be brief: Your cartoons are great graphic designs and thoughts. I sense that you may help me.
Stephen, my son, passed away in March of 2000. He chose to take his life while I was with him. He was very brave. Many, many others came to Milwaukee to pay tribute to him. When I asked what he would study in college, they replied that teaching and coaching was their interest, as my son was an artist, writer, a coach, and teacher. Stephen chose to attend Princeton, but he chose to come home. My daughter Lisa was crushed and managed to work on Obama, Trader Joe’s and suicide prevention, but time for me is passing. I had a stroke and recovered in time to think about suicide prevention fund raising, but am not finished yet.

But I am not talented than you…and quick enough to follow “fake news” etc., etc.. So please help me out if you will. I thought I knew enough but to no avail. I will look for your “Thomas Nast-like” comments and cartoons and wish you success.

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