(Image from Rob Rogers official Twitter account.)
June 21, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA… Pittsburgh Current is pleased to announce that it will be the first Pittsburgh publication to carry former Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers. An agreement was reached with this morning with Andrews McMeel Universal, Rogers syndication group, for the Pittsburgh Current to begin sharing Rogers’ cartoons online Monday, and for inclusion in all future print issues.
Here is my first cartoon as a freelance syndicated cartoonist without a staff job. This story about the immigrant children makes me ashamed to be an American. https://t.co/EQJEUosTvi #TrumpConcentrationCamps #Trump #TrumpCamps #ImmigrantChildren #Immigration pic.twitter.com/fEE5vVuOiK
— Rob Rogers (@Rob_Rogers) June 19, 2018
Pittsburgh Current Editor Charle Deitch says: “Rob Rogers is one of the most important voices in the Pittsburgh media landscape. I couldn’t imagine a Pittsburgh publication not carrying his cartoons. It’s a natural fit for us and for our readers and we could not be prouder to carry Rob’s excellent work and keep his voice right where it belongs in Pittsburgh.”
Deitch, long-time editor of the Pittsburgh City Paper, was fired after refusing to back down from covering a local politician. Deitch adds, “I think it’s very meaningful to have two casualties of conservative ownership working together on Pittsburgh’s first truly influence-free publication.”
The Pittsburgh Current Kickstarter is almost fully funded, and a date has been set for the first issue. Pittsburgh Current will hit the streets July 11th.