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In chronological order: 1965-1975 | 1976-1985 | 1986-1995 | 1996-2008

 

Cartoon

Cartoon description

Cartoonist/ Newspaper

Date

1

"Cow Pokes." Truck driving off paved road onto dirt road. "Now from here on, this part of the country voted Republican." Ace Reid, 1965

Ace Reid

1965

2

Bullock as Secretary of State holding elephant and donkey. "I don't know™there's something about him that makes me uneasy." Bob Taylor, ca. 1971-1972

Bob Taylor

ca. 1971-1972

3

Bullock in filing cabinet. "Bullock Political Files- State's Business? Why, what's good for the comptroller IS state's business." Ben Sargent, 1975

Ben Sargent

1975

4

Bullock –"Comptroller's Agents! Reach for the sky!" "Since when are the tax laws enforced? Why, that's downright unsporting!" Ben Sargent, 1975

Ben Sargent

1975

5

State Comptroller "Raid" can spraying "delinquent sales tax establishments." Jim Palmer, Dallas News, 1975

Jim Palmer, Dallas News

1975

6

Dolph Briscoe on motorcycle with Hill, Bullock and Hobby on smaller bikes. "Heyyyyyy™Heard you guys wanted t' race!!" Ben Sargent, 1976

Ben Sargent

1976

7

Bullock, Hobby, and Hill checking out Governor's Mansion. "™the green chair can go right over here™." "™how many bathrooms are there™" Ben Sargent, 1976

Ben Sargent

1976

8

Jimmy Carter getting kicked out of the White House. "But I coulda swore I had those Texas votes™right here in mah pocket!" Ben Sargent, 1976

Ben Sargent

1976

9

CIA – "It's some guy from Texas named Bullock-He wants to bid on that Soviet MIG in Japan™." Shelton Smith, 1976

Shelton Smith

1976

10

Central Purchasing: "It's Bullock again™He saw that French President's plane in Houston and decided that he wants one!" Signed: "To Bob Bullock with warmest personal wishes." Shelton Smith, June 1, 1976

Shelton Smith

1976

11

Bullock getting into limo next to State Comptroller airplane. "™and give the governor a call, cratchit™.Tell ‘im that projected surplus isn't gonna be as big as we first thought™." Signed: "Bob Bullock, comptroller with class. Best regards." Ben Sargent, 1976

Ben Sargent

1976

12

Bullock Magazine Ad: "Hi there, Bob Bullock here with a full-color, slick-paper invitation to bring YOUR business to TEXAS™." Ben Sargent, 1976

Ben Sargent

1977

13

Bullock in bar. "You ol' scamp™you know I love it when you talk dirty." Ben Sargent, 1978

Ben Sargent

1978

14

B getting shoe shine on state plane.
"Deny it?" "Hello no? I'm just amazed that it was news to you." Ben Sargent, 1978

Ben Sargent

1978

15

Bullock with man (AFL-CIO) walking toward house (Governor's Office). "Come in for dinner. She won't mind." Harold Maples, 1979

Harold Maples

1979

16

Bullock digging with pick axe. "Glory Hole – possible unpaid millions in gas producers' franchise taxes." Harold Maples, 1979

Harold Maples

1979

17

FBI office. Billy Clayton with shotgun and injured foot. Ben Sargent, 1980

Ben Sargent

1980

18

Men in Comptroller's Office hiding under desk. Older ladies trying to hit them with umbrellas. "All right whose bright idea was this bingo tax proposal?" Ruben Stein, 1981

Ruben Stein

1981

19

Mickey Mouse phone. "Mr. Bullock, it's the Mike Richards hotline again™." Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard-Times, 1982

Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard-Times

1982

20

Mike Richards being measured by undertaker. "They tell me Bob Bullock is th' meanest, toughest campaigner in Texas! Well, somebody go tell that washed-up ol' has-been t' come out an' take on somebody meaner an' nastier than he ever™um™er™what's this about, fella?" Ben Sargent, 1982

Ben Sargent

1982

21

Bullock has Mark White in thumbscrews. White: "No New Taxes! No New Taxes!...." Bullock: "Let me remind you Mister White-we have ways of making you STOP talking." Signed: For the Comptroller of All the People, with best regards!" Ben Sargent, 1983

Ben Sargent

1983

22

Bullock as mechanic checking oil on "state revenue" car. "You're about 2.8 billion low™" John Branch, 1993

John Branch

1983

23

Bullock as fiddler at a square dance. Dancers are the Governor, legislature, house and senate. "Grab your partner by the neck™kick his shins, aw, what they heck-Then haul off and stomp some toes; Round the floor, now, dos-a dos™." Signed: To Bob Bullock, I'll bet the "dancers" are still trying to figure out this cartoon, you sly ol' fiddler! Best Wishes." Mike Shelton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1983

Mike Shelton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

1983

24

Bullock and White on oil barrel. "Into the brink. Falling oil revenue." Signed: "To Bob Bullock & staff. Glad everyone got a kick outta this!" Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard, 1983

Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard

1983

25

Texas Bullock-Texas Hobby roadway. Redistricting has run off the road, "Uh,™may I have another look at that map?" Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard-Times, 1983

Ben Garrison, San Angelo Standard

1983

26

Bullock as "Grim Reaper" showing up at Governor's Office. "Mr. Bullock is here with the latest revenue forecast, Governor™Governor?!...." John Branch, 1986

John Branch

1986

27

Bullock & Jim Mattox. Bullock starting fire under legislature, Mattox putting it out. "Aw, Jim™just when I was finally about t' get his attention." Ben Sargent, 1987 (NEW-2006)

Ben Sargent

1987

28

BB as Optimistic Optometrist. "Bob Bullock Optimistic Optometry. Rose-colored glasses filled." Charles Fincher, 1998

Charles Fincher

1988

29

Thadeus & Weez, by Charlie Fincher. "Hey, Jack Rains! Want some money? How ‘bout you, Ann Richards?...or you, Bob Bullock?™." Charles Fincher, December 18, 1988 (NEW-2006)

Charles Fincher

1988

30

Thadeus & Weez Forecast. "And now™ta-ta-ta-dum™The Weez Forecast-Wild Weasel Predictions for Texas in 1988. Bill Clements will play soccer for SMU™.Bob Bullock will forgive and forget. Ann Richards will sport a spiked, orange Mohawk™. Charles Fincher, 1988

Charles Fincher

1988

31

Thadeus & Weez Forecast. The Weez Forecast-Wild Weasel Predictions for Texas in 1989. Bill Clements will express shock upon learning there is a Bill of Rights™.Bob Bullock will injure his face trying to look optimistic™." Charles Fincher, 1989.

Charles Fincher

1989

32

Book Signing. Bullock signing Fiscal Notes. "No charge, just remember election 1990. Corin, 8/10/1989 MNM

Corin

1989

33

DHS run into bankruptcy by Mosbacher. "I swore I'd run this agency like a business™.You did sir, it went bankrupt." Ben Sargent, 1990

Ben Sargent

1990

34

Mosbacher lying on ground with Mosbacher for Lt. Governor sign. Men looking on: "Poor Junior™Mugged by an Old, Deaf Democrat." Signed: To Bob Bullock. Congratulations on a Great Victory." Shelton Smith, Election Night, 1990

Shelton Smith

1990

35

Bullock as Caesar crouching over Texas and picking up businesses, etc. "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's." Signed: Congratulations for a great job!" Styler Reed, Lewisville Daily Leader, ca. 1975-1990

Styler Reed, Lewisville Daily Leader

ca. 1975-1990

36

Bullock and Mark White in car, crashing through the Texas Constitution. "This is why that Roadblock is there!!!" Signed: "I may be having a few cartoons appearing in the San Antonio News-Thanks for your interest & letters." Ben Garrison (Formerly of the Standard-Times), ca. 1975-1990

Ben Garrison (Formerly of the Standard-Times)

ca. 1975-1990

37

Bullock as vacuum cleaner sucking up money bag
(Fort Worth Tax Delinquents.) "Another successful
docking?" Signed: Sic ‘em, Bob!" Harold Maples,
ca. 1975-1990

Harold Maples

ca. 1975-1990

38

Café closed for repairs with two people peeking out the window. "I could have sworn Bullock's Commandos would hit us today!" Signed: "With best regards to Bob Bullock, Sincerely." Herc Ficklen, ca. 1975-1990

Herc Ficklen

ca. 1975-1990

39

Armored truck driving through the night. "Sales tax,
Bullock Express." "Phantom Raider!!" Signed: "To
Bob, Thanks," Gary Love, ca. 1975-1990

Gary Love

ca. 1975-1990

40

Flea Markets. "OOOOWWWW I have a terrible pain in my wallet-er-back." Bob Dale, ca. 1975-1990

Bob Dale

ca. 1975-1990

41

Bullock's Raiders running for Jethro and Agnes' 5 & 10 store. "Think, dagnabbit Aggie! Did yer pay the dern tax or didn't yeh?" Jim Brim, The Beaumont Enterprise, ca. 1975-1990

Jim Brim, The Beaumont Enterprise

ca. 1975-1990

42

BB as Elliot Ness fixing to enter a business. "Ready?" Signed: "To Bob Bullock, the Taxes Arranger™muy buena suerta," Ben Sargent, ca. 1975-1990

Ben Sargent

ca. 1975-1990

43

Bullock as magician-"The Amazing Bullock," pulling "new form" out of hat and making "old sales tax returns" disappear. Signed: "To Bob Bullock." Pat McCarthy, ca. 1975-1990

Pat McCarthy

ca. 1975-1990

44

Bullock lying under sunlamp titled "publicity."
"Oops™I overexposed myself." Signed: "To Bob
™From Bob." Bob Taylor, ca. 1975-1990

Bob Taylor

ca. 1975-1990

45

Bullock with "re-elect me" sign running From his own "hatchet man reputation." Bob Taylor, ca. 1975-1990

Bob Taylor

ca. 1975-1990

46

Bullock as a painter with a paint brush and a canvas (Budget) painted black. Men looking on: "We get the picture, Bob." Bob Taylor, ca. 1975-1990

Bob Taylor

ca. 1975-1990

47

Men as "Tax Delinquents" running from building shouting, "Bullock!" Signed: "Best Wishes to Bob Bullock." Harold Maples, ca. 1975-1990

Harold Maples

ca. 1975-1990

48

"Cheering Section"-Bullock's Raiders holding "sales tax delinquents" by heals and shaking money out of them while "taxpayers" cheer them on. Sam Nash, ca. 1975-1990

Sam Nash

ca. 1975-1990

49

Bullock as the "The Taxes Arranger" in cowboy
boots and cowboy hat standing on top of statue
pedestal. Men in background saying, "He's here!
He's There! He's everywhere!" Bob Taylor, ca. 1975-1990

Bob Taylor

ca. 1975-1990

50

Bullock leaning against piggy bank. "$737 million cash surplus estimate." Signed: Best Wishes to Bob Bullock." Harold Maples, ca. 1975-1990

Harold Maples

ca. 1975-1990

51

Bullock's secretary, to Bullock: "There's a posse here to wash your mouth out with soap. Shall I call security or public relations?" Etta Hulme, 1991

Etta Hulme

1991

52

Legislature as choir, singing: "The income tax could
save this mess™We hate it. A fairer tax than all the rest™We hate it." Ben Sargent, 1991 (NEW-2006)

Ben Sargent

1991

53

"Stages in facing the inevitable™denial, anger, fear,
acceptance™state income tax™." Ben Sargent, 1991. (NEW-2006)

Ben Sargent

1991

54

Bullock as missile. "Income-ing Tax!!!" John Branch, San Antonio Express News, 1991. (NEW-2006)

John Branch, San Antonio Express News

1991

55

Bullock as "Pooh" bear. "Bobby the Pooh and the
Honey Tree." John R. Darkow, San Antonio Light, 1991 (NEW-2006)

John R. Darkow, San Antonio Light

1991

56

"State Income Tax. Corporate Tax. Robin Hood School Plan. Consolidate Schools." BB saying "No! No! No! To New Taxes" Vern Herschberger, Waco Tribune-Herald, 1991

Vern Herschberger, Waco Tribune-Herald

1991

57

Bullock riding bomb labeled "income tax." "Bombs awaaaayyy." Signed: "Mr. Bullock-glad you enjoyed the cartoon. Best regards," David Kolosta, 1991 (NEW-2006)

David Kolosta, The Houston Post

1991

58

"Politics and government are the art of the possible™and it is amazing what can be accomplished for the good of Texas if nobody worries about who gets the credit."
Ben Sargent, 1992 (CAMPAIGN CARTOON)

Ben Sargent

1992

59

Bullock in hospital, on telephone. "Listen, God. I have a state to run™.I have a campaign to run™.I need to be out of here in a week, tops™Oh-and God, don't forget™Bless Texas." Cunningham, 1994

Cunningham, TSTA

1994

60

Bullock as a weatherman saying, "Enjoy the good weather now, this is what we have to look forward to!...," Bob Bullock's Budget Forecast, 1994-1995. Bubba Hintin, ca. 1994-1995 (Not sure about this cartoonist™can't read writing.)

Bubba Hintin?

ca. 1994-1995

61

Bullock with elephant ears and wearing a "Bullock for Bush, 98"campaign button. "Whatsa big deal? Ya never seen a Republicat before?" Signed: "To BB," C.P. Houston, Houston Chronicle, ca. 1994-1995

C.P. Houston, Houston Chronicle

ca. 1994-1998

62

Bullock on Texas Senate elephant. "New horse, Mr.
Bullock? Same rider™." Ben Sargent, 1996. (NEW-2006)

Ben Sargent

1996

63

Bullock "snipping" rose being handed to him by George W. Bush. Bush Tax Plan. John Branch, San Antonio Express, 1997

John Branch, San Antonio Express

1997

64

Gary Mauro holding Mauro for Governor sign. Bullock holding Bush for Governor sign. Bullock with "Kick Him" sign on his back that points at Mauro. "Gary Mauro with his friend and mentor, fellow Democrat Bob Bullock." Etta Hulme, 1997

Etta Hulme

1997

65

Bullock in cowboy hat with guns. "Now lissen up!
This Texas Legislature has got to get tough!" Etta Hulme, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 12, 1997 (NEW-2006)

Etta Hulme, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

1997

66

"Filling Bob Bullock's Shoes – I'm glad they're not boots!" John Branch, San Antonio Express, 1998

John Branch, San Antonio Express

1998

67

Gavel with ribbon around it. C.P. Houston, Houston Chronicle, 1999

C.P. Houston, Houston Chronicle

1999

68

"Times do change, don't they?" Bullock and Tom Delay. Signed: "Best Regards," Ben Sargent, 2003. (Bought and donated by Carolene English)

Ben Sargent

2003

69

Texas Anti-Unionism Boots stepping on a miniature Bob Bullock. Bob Taylor, n.d

Bob Taylor

n.d.

70

"A proven administrator and a Texas Tech Grad!" Cartoonist unknown

 

n.d.

71

Bullock lying on top of ballot box. "One Man-One Primary." Signed: "With best wishes." Herc Ficklen, n.d.

Herc Ficklen

n.d.

72

Cartoon of BB sitting on toilet with a liquor bottle. "Damned Republicans can drive a good Democrat to s*^# and drink." Signed: "S," n.d. (not an editorial cartoon)

"S"

n.d.

73

Critters – "Out to pasture." Houston Chronicle

 

n.d.

74

Man (the electorate) on ground outside ballot box.
"I have spoken™™™.!" "Signed: With best wishes to Bob Bullock." Herc Ficklen, n.d. (NEW-2006)

Herc Ficklen

n.d.

75

Bullock as sheriff in front of man holding carpetbag
(casino gambling). "You didn't have to kid me, Bad
Bob™Get the *# outa town by sundown means we
ain't got a deal, right?" C.P. Houston, Houston
Chronicle, n.d. (NEW-2006)

C.P. Houston, Houston Chronicle

n.d.

76

God Bless Texas: Goddess of Liberty putting rose on Bullock's grave: "And th' same to you, Bob Bullock. Ben Sargent, 1999

Ben Sargent

1999

77

 

George W. Bush as "Great White Terrorist Hunter"

 

2008


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