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Ron Rogers – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Ron Rogers has passed away.

Ronald L. (Ron) Rogers
May 13, 1954 – January 7, 2020

 

Editorial cartoonist, newspaper illustrator, graphic artist and designer.

From the Richmond Free Press notice:

Ron Rogers, a longtime political cartoonist whose start began in 1980 for the former Richmond Afro-American and Planet, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, after a sudden illness.

The award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, graphic artist and designer was drawing political cartoons for The Winston-Salem Chronicle in North Carolina at the time of his death.

 

In a sign of the times Ron lost his job at the South Bend Tribune in 2010.
Ron at that time was the only African American staff  editorial cartoonist.

 

The Chronicle of Winston-Salem has an archive of recent work by the cartoonist.

The Ron Rogers Twitter account has more cartoons.

There is a GoFundMe page to help with burial expenses.

 

 

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