Saturday, January 04, 2014

Rob Rogers loves Republicans

Rob Rogers, who has been drawing editorial cartoons since 1984, and a member of the staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1993, is an award-winning cartoonist. He also loves Republicans. You can tell because of his portrayals of members of the Grand Old Party. He will never run out of subject matter as long as the Republicans keep feeding him straight lines he can turn into punchlines.

I am a great admirer of Rogers' work, and here are some of my recent favorites by this gifted artist. In Rogers I see influences from the underground comix of the '60s, but in their era those influences were often political. What Rogers is doing is legitimizing what was in its beginnings an outsider art.

In the days of shrinking and disappearing newspapers, and digital presentations taking away from the printed medium, Rogers, like most successful cartoonists, uses both the Internet and print to best advantage to show off his appealing style. The color cartoon on top is from Rogers' website,, and you can read more about Rogers at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists website here.

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