About Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers is an award-winning freelance editorial cartoonist living in Pittsburgh. His cartoons have been vexing and entertaining readers there since 1984, first with the Pittsburgh Press (1984-93) and then the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1993-2018). Rogers’ work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek and The Week, among others.

His work received the 2000 and 2013 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club, the 1995 National Headliner Award, and numerous Golden Quills. In 2015 Rogers was awarded the Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation. In 1999 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Rogers has also been the curator of several national cartoon exhibitions including, Too Hot to Handle: Creating Controversy Through Political Cartoons (2003) and Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of Political Cartoons (2009), both at The Andy Warhol Museum, and Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House (2007) at the American University Museum. More recently, in conjunction with the ToonSeum, Rogers curated Slinging Satire: Editorial Cartooning and the First Amendment (2015) and From MLK to March: Civil Rights in Comics and Cartoons (2016). Rogers is an active member (and past president) of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

In 2009, Rogers celebrated 25 years as a Pittsburgh editorial cartoonist with the release of his book, No Cartoon Left Behind: The Best of Rob Rogers, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. In 2015, he released a local cartoon collection called, Mayoral Ink: Cartooning Pittsburgh’s Mayors.

Rogers served as board president of the ToonSeum, a cartoon museum in Pittsburgh, from 2007 until 2017.

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