Cartooning the Pandemic

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Age Group:

Kids , Teens
Registration is closed because no more seats are available.
Allowed Ages: 8 to 16

Program Description

About this event:

Learn the basics of cartooning from acclaimed editorial cartoonists Pedro Molina and Rob Rogers. Kids and teens will learn how to express themselves through art and will be encouraged to explore their quarantine experience through cartooning. 

Participants will need at least 5 sheets of paper, a pencil, eraser, and a Sharpie or similar marker. Registration is required; the Zoom link will be shared with registered participants. 

Rob Rogers is an award-winning freelance editorial cartoonist living in Pittsburgh. His cartoons have been vexing and entertaining readers since 1984 when he joined the Pittsburgh Press as an intern. In 1993, he was hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Syndicated by Andrews McMeel Syndicate, (formerly Universal Press), Rogers’ work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek and The Week, among many others.In 2018, after 25 years on staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump. Rogers was awarded an Emerson Fellowship from the Emerson Collective in 2019.

Pedro X. Molina, an internationally acclaimed political cartoonist who fled his native Nicaragua during a crackdown on journalists and government critics, is ICOA’s seventh resident artist. Molina and his family left on Christmas Day 2018 after police killed a journalist, jailed two others, and ransacked the offices of his newspaper, ConfidencialIn August 2019 he began a new position as a visiting international scholar in the Ithaca College Honors Program. Molina is currently a resident artist of the Ithaca City of Asylum.

This program is being offered in collaboration with Ithaca City of Asylum thanks to a generous grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation.