TOON TALK: ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: A CARTOONIST’S JOURNEY
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Join the Cartoon Art Museum and cartoonist Rob Rogers comes and talks about his new book Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist’s Journey in which Rob details his experience of being fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for making cartoons critical of President Trump. It chronicles his journey from a cartoon killing-spree to a social media buzz, from an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper.
After his presentation Rob will be on hand to sign books and chat in the museum’s Bil Keane Family Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.
About Enemy of the People:
This collection features highlights of Rogers’ political cartoons over the last three years, his coverage of past presidents, a tutorial on creating editorial cartoons and two long-form comics. The book also includes brief essays contributed by notable cartoonists and journalists championing the First Amendment and lauding the craft of editorial cartooning. Along with Rogers, several fellow cartoonist including Pulitzer Prize winners Joel Pett and Ann Telnaes have provided quotes and context. Jake Tapper, anchor of The Lead and State of the Union on CNN, as well as a political cartoonist in his own right, provided the Foreword.
About Rob Rogers:
Rob Rogers is the award-winning, nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist formerly with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He began his political cartooning career in 1984 at the Pittsburgh Press. Nine years later Rogers joined the Post-Gazette.
Distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication, Rogers’ work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and The Week, among others.
Rogers is an active member (and past president) of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Rogers’ work received the 1995 National Headliner Award, as well as the 2000 and 2013 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club. In 2015, Rogers was awarded the Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation. In 1999, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Rogers served as president of the ToonSeum, a museum of comic and cartoon art in Pittsburgh, from 2007 to 2017.
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.
In June of 2018, after 25 years on staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.
For more about Rob Rogers go to www.robrogers.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Rob_Rogers or support him at https://www.patreon.com/robrogers