April 10, 2012

Two Bulls wins cartooning award

Marty Two Bulls Wins Journalism Award for ICTMN CartoonsMarty Two Bulls, editorial cartoonist for Indian Country Today Media Network, has won a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his work in the category “Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation 1-100,000, Regional Magazine, Non-Daily Publication or Online Independent).”

Two Bulls, Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, is a talented artist with a deep connection to his people and his past who is studying for a bachelor of fine arts degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “My father is Rev. Robert Two Bulls and my Grand father was Peter Two Bulls Sr.,” he says. “I hail from the Red Shirt Table area of our reservation. Our enemies call us the Sioux.” One of his great strengths as an observer and humorist is his ability to treat issues all over Indian country—the five cartoons that won him the award, all of which appear on this page, address Diane Sawyer’s visit to Two Bulls’ own home reservation as well as the death of woodcarver John T. Williams, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Comment:  For more on political cartoons, see "Stand Your Ground" Cartoon and PEACE PARTY Political Cartoon:  Thanksgiving.

No comments: