Rob Rogers

About Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers is an award-winning freelance editorial cartoonist living in Pittsburgh. His cartoons have been vexing and entertaining readers since 1984 when he joined the Pittsburgh Press as an intern. In 1993, he was hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Syndicated by Andrews McMeel Syndication (formerly Universal Press), Rogers’ work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek and The Week, among many others.

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. In 2015, Rogers curated Slinging Satire: Editorial Cartooning and the First Amendment at the ToonSeum. Rogers is an active member (and past president) of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC).

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 2019, Rogers released Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist’s Journey, published by IDW.

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

In 2018, after 25 years on staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump. In July of that same year, The Corcoran Gallery at GWU hosted Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers.

Rogers’ work received the 2000 and 2013 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club, the 1995 and 2019 National Headliner Award from the Press Club of Atlantic City, the 2015 Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation, the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award and many Golden Quills from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

Rogers was awarded an Emerson Fellowship from the Emerson Collective in 2019.

In 2020, Rob Rogers won the AAEC’s Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning. In2021, Rogers was awarded the Herblock Prize by the Herb Block Foundation.

Rogers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in both 1999 and 2019.


The 2021 Herblock Prize!

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Rex Babin Award

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Bring Back Brewed On Grant!

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2019 Awards!

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