Friday, September 28, 2012
Two of Pittsburgh’s best-known political cartoonists team up on Sunday to talk about its most legendary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers and former P-G cartoonist Tim Menees will discuss the craft and impact of Cy Hungerford at the Carnegie Library’s main branch. The event is free.
Hungerford was Pittsburgh’s top political cartoonist from 1927 through 1977. The Indiana native joined the Pittsburgh Sun in 1912 and drew for the P-G starting in 1927. He was known for his gentle style. “You can’t preach. Bitterness and viciousness defeat their own purpose. Make people smile and think while they’re smiling,” he was once quoted as saying in the P-G. Hungerford died in 1983. Here's one of his pieces from during the Johnson administration.