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September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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The Economist of London

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Kal Draws the Line

Kal Draws a Crowd



Kevin Kallaugher

  Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist magazine of London.

 After graduating from Harvard College with honors in 1977, Kevin embarked on a bicycle tour of the British Isles, where he joined the Brighton Basketball Club as a player and coach.  After the club hit financial difficulties, Kevin drew caricatures of tourists in Trafalgar Square and on Brighton Pier.  In March 1978, The Economist recruited him to become their first resident cartoonist in their 145 year history.

 Kevin spent the next 10 years working in London as a cartoonist for such publications as The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Today and The Mail on Sunday.

 Kevin returned to the U.S. in 1988 to join The Sun as its editorial cartoonist. He continues to draw two cartoons per week for The Economist, sending the drawings to London via the Internet.  

 KAL's work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, Krokodil, Daily Yomiuri, The Australian, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Cartoonarts International and the New York Times Syndicate.             

 Kevin has won many awards for his work including the 2004 "Gillray Goblet" for Cartoon of the year as presented by the Political Cartoon Society of Great Britain.  The 1999, 2002 and 2005 Thomas Nast Award presented by the Overseas Press Club of America. The 2002 Berryman award presented by the National Press Foundation. The 1996 Grafica Internazionale Award at the International Festival of Satire in Pisa, Italy. The 1990 award for Best Editorial Cartoon at the Witty World International Cartoon Festival in Budapest, Hungary and the 1982 Feature Cartoonist of the Year Award as presented by the Cartoonist Club Of Great Britain.  

 He published a collection of his Economist drawings entitled Drawn from The Economist  (1988) and three collections of his Baltimore Sun cartoons entitled KALtoons (1992), KAL Draws a Crowd (1996) and KAL Draws the Line (2000).

 In 1995, Kevin was invited by The Walter's Art Gallery to curate the celebrated exhibit "Worth a Thousand Words: A Picture of Contemporary Political Satire". Kevin's work has also been exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London and the Library of Congress in Washington.  He has had one man exhibitions in London, New York, Washington, and Baltimore.

 In 1999, The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons said of Kevin "Commanding a masterful style,  Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century."

 Kevin Kallaugher is past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and is current President of Cartoonists Rights Network.

Major Awards
Herblock Prize, 2015
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 2013
National Press Foundation - Berryman Award, 2002
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 2004
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 2002
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 1998
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Description of Presentation: A wide variety of presentations are available. All include entertaining and informative insights into current events, satire, caricature and the art of political cartooning.
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