Help us bring back Rob Rogers' iconic local comic strip "Brewed on Grant" to the pages of the Pittsburgh Current !
Newspapers across the country (as well as locally) have been suffering for decades due to a changing media landscape. That means less local coverage and less editorial cartoons. But the elimination of editorial cartoons isn't always about economics. Sometimes it's about stifling speech. Recent examples include the New York Times deciding NOT to run editorial cartoons ever again and Canadian cartoonist Michael DeAdder losing a freelance job after one of his Trump cartoons went viral.
When Rob Rogers was fired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2018 for drawing unflattering cartoons about President Trump, it made national news. Readers were outraged. We are living in an era when the Free Press is under attack by the White House and reputable news outlets are disparaged as "fake news" and the "enemy of the people." Editorial cartoons are a unique and powerful form of free speech. We need them now more than ever.
That's why we are so excited to be working with Rob Rogers to revive "Brewed on Grant" in print. Local leaders, beware! Rob is watching, and it will come out on the pages of Pittsburgh Current !
We are also using this campaign to support our local comic artists who have been on our pages since issue one! That includes artists like Joe Wos, D.J. Coffman, Andrea Shockling, Theresa Roberts Logan, Rob Jones and Brad Perri, among others. Editorial cartooning and comic arts are essential to a vibrant print publication, and we are proud to support these amazing artists and provide their voices and messages to our readers.
Risks and challenges
The real risk here is NOT bringing it back. Leaders need to be held accountable, and Rob Rogers is not afraid to do just that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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