A cartoon of Texas with the words "Loon Star State" inside its outline. The "L" in "Loon" is wearing a hat that's part cowboy and part dunce cap.
Ben Sargent

Loon Star State: Utter Fantasies!

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Ben Sargent, a bald, older white man with a bushy white beard is dressed in a suit and red bowtie, with his artistic tools, including pens, in front of him.

A version of this story ran in the March / April 2024 issue.

Utter Fantasies a cartoon describing the fictional Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, a Leprechaun and lastly the success of the secession movement.
Ben Sargent

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here.

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