Rob Rogers is the award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His cartoons have been vexing and entertaining readers in Pittsburgh for 25 years. Syndicated by United Feature Syndicate, Rogers’ work also appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and Newsweek, among others.
Despite having been born in Philadelphia and spending ten years in Oklahoma (through no fault of his own), Rob Rogers now considers himself a true Pittsburgher. In his twenty-five years as a local cartoonist, Rogers’ work has become a staple of Pittsburgh culture with a national impact. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with an MFA in painting, Rogers was hired as staff cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Press. When the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette bought the Press in 1993, Rogers joined the new Post-Gazette.
Rogers is an active member (and past president) of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. His work received the 2000 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club and the 1995 National Headliner Award. In 1999 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Rogers has also been the curator of three national cartoon exhibitions, Too Hot to Handle: Creating Controversy through Political Cartoons and Drawn To The Summit: A G-20 Exhibition Of Political Cartoons, both at The Andy Warhol Museum, and Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House at the American University Museum.
He is currently serving as board president of the ToonSeum, a cartoon museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.