The latest in Texas politics from cartoonist Ben Sargent.
Ben Sargent is the Texas Observer's staff cartoonist. He launched his career drawing editorial cartoons for the Austin American-Statesman in 1974. He was born in Amarillo into a newspaper family and learned the printing trade from age 12 and started working for the local daily as a proof runner at 14. He attended Amarillo College and received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970. Sargent won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1982. He has also received awards from Women in Communications, Inc., Common Cause of Texas, and Cox Newspapers. He is the author of Texas Statehouse Blues (1980) and Big Brother Blues (1984).
Articles by Ben Sargent
In the latest Loon Star State, Texas Republicans take down our democracy.
Texas Republicans have been up to some spring cleaning.
It never ends.
Playing the blame game.
A diary of this hell year via the inimitable Ben Sargent.
Keep calm and carry on.
How ’bout that debate?
The latest cartoon from Ben Sargent.