"A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."—Vito Corleone
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
Accountability goes down the drain, too.
We don't want to know what he uses for toilet paper.
The people can't be trusted.
The Texas Observer lives!
The little Christofascists grow up so fast.
Our new endorsement for Texas Attorney General.
What happens when you can't sink any lower?
In his latest political cartoon for the Observer, Ben Sargent considers the Supreme Court.
In his latest political cartoon for the Observer, Ben Sargent considers the violent religious beliefs of the modern Republican party.