Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) 2002
The Baltimore SunKEVIN 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 was recruited by the Brighton Basketball Club as a player and coach. After the club was in financial difficulties, Kevin drew caricatures of tourists in Trafalgar Square and on Brighton Pier. In March 1978, The Economist recruited him to become its first resident cartoonist in its 145-year history.
Kevin spent the next ten 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. KAL's work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 papers worldwide. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Cartoonist and Writer's Syndicate.
Kevin has won many awards for his work, including the 1999 Thomas Nast Award presented by the Overseas Press Club of America and the 1996 Grafica Internazionale Award at the International Festival of Satire in Pisa, Italy. He has published one collection of his Economist drawings entitled Drawn from the Economist in 1988 and three collections of his Baltimore Sun cartoons: KALtoons (1992), KAL Draws a Crowd (1997) and KAL Draws the Line (2000).
Kevin Kallaugher is past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and has had his work on display in the Tate Gallery in London and The Library of Congress. He has had one man exhibitions in London, New York, Washington and Baltimore.