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Juice Box Memories: The Best of Boy Mayor
Earlier this year, when Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced he would not be seeking another term as mayor, nobody was more disappointed by the news than Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers. The young Pittsburgh mayor’s antics have been a gold mine for Rogers during the past seven years.
Despite the fact that Ravenstahl has reached the ripe old age of 33, Rogers continues to draw the mayor as a six-year-old boy addicted to juice boxes. Readers often ask the cartoonist if his so-called “Boy Mayor” will ever mature on the page. “You’ll have to ask him,” Rogers replies.
The ToonSeum is proud to present Juice Box Memories: The Best of Boy Mayor. This exhibition, which runs through July, includes a selection of Rob Rogers’ best Brewed On Grant originals from the past seven years that feature Luke Ravenstahl.
Ravenstahl is not the first novelty mayor caricatured by Rogers. Sophie Masloff, who, like Luke, entered office after the death of the sitting mayor, gave Rogers a wealth of material to draw upon. She still makes an appearance in his cartoons from time to time. Rogers, who began his editorial cartooning career at the Pittsburgh Press in 1984, has also covered the administrations of Richard Caliguiri, Tom Murphy and Bob O’Connor. “I’ve covered five Pittsburgh mayors so far,” says Rogers, “Without a doubt, Boy Mayor’s reign has been the most fun for me as a cartoonist.”
Juice Box Memories: The Best of Boy Mayor. Will run through July 31st, 2013.
An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, June 20th from 6-9 PM at the ToonSeum, 945 Libety Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh. Rob Rogers will be on hand to talk about the work and sign selected Boy Mayor prints.
Admission to the event is $6.00
A limited edition print will be available for $12, which includes admission to the event.
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The mission of the ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions or original cartoon art.