New KAL BOOK now Available! For over 3 decades Kevin Kal Kallaugher has entertained and enraged a global audience with his sharp cartoons and witty covers for The Economist magazine. In this large beautifully printed retrospective collection, 300 of Kal's best works from his more than 4000 cartoons and 140 covers are artfully displayed.
Across 196 pages, Kal aptly captures the important news and newsmakers of recent history through his uniquely artistic and satirical pen. Kal also illuminates us with a series of short essays discussing his celebrated 35 year career with The Economist.

Daggers Drawn was funded through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000 in one month and presold 1800 copies of the book to 46 countries.

This book is a must for any news junkie, history buff, art lover, cartoon enthusiast or citizen who enjoys a good chuckle.

Buy the Book!

Upcoming Events

Come visit Kal at these locations (scroll down for more):


Academy Art Museum Lecture Series

Easton, MD

November 14, 6PM

presentation and booksigning

Washingtonn Annual Book Fair and Author's Night

National Press Club

November 19, 5:30-8:30PM

Ivy Bookstore, December 17, 7PM Presentation and book signing


Past events:


Atlanta Press Club, August 29, 6:30PM Panel Presentation.

Decatur Book Festival Atlanta, August 30-Set. 1 Panel presentations and book signing, Aug 31 5:30PM, Sept 1, 2:30PM

Baltimore Comicon , September 7-8

Creative Alliance Art to Dine For. September 17, 7PM Fundraiser and book signing,

Baltimore Book festival, September 27-29 Kal will have a bookselling/signing booth thru the entire festival and give a presentation Sept 29, at the City Lit Stage 4:30PM


KAL Cartoons, Satire and Suds

Lecture and book signing

Baltimore Beerworks

October 24


The Daggers Drawn iPad/iPhone app is now available.

It includes all the great cartoons from the book plus video interviews and animations.

You can download it at:

Great Review:

Daggers Drawn got a favorable review from the Cartoon columnist and historian RC Harvey. He described it as

"A GIANT BOOK for a giant talent".

The ingenuity of Kal's visual contrivances is stunning; the copiousness of telling detail, awe-inspiring; his mastery of color and crosshatching, nearly overwhelming...

Kickstarter Backer gets his lecture!

One Kickstarter backer successfully bid for Kal to give an illustrated cartoon presentation to a group of his/her choice. The lucky winner chose The Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. The lecture will take place on November 14.