A third-generation Florida Republican, Rob Smith, Jr. is a fiercely independent voice in a profession where conservatives are few. Rob started cartooning 30 years ago and began his political and social commentary in the Winter Park Observer in 1992, followed soon after by appearances in The Ledger in Lakeland, FL. For six years, Rob also produced conservative editorial cartoons for DBR Media, a syndicate supplying weekly newspapers around the United States; DBR closed their doors in 2008.
Rob started his relationship as editorial cartoonist for the Glenn Beck Program website back when Glenn Beck was a local commentator for WFLA in Tampa, FL, and now enjoys a national audience online thanks to the successful growth of Glenn’s career.
Rob is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and the National Cartoonists Society. He is former Education Chairman and Florida Chapter Chairman of the National Cartoonsits Society Florida Chapter.
Rob is a dynamic public speaker on the art of creativity and the historic importance of editorial cartooning. He lives in Central Florida. Learn more about Rob’s work at www.robsmithjr.com