The recent civil unrest in Baltimore has grabbed the world’s attention and saddened us here in Maryland. I have done a few recent cartoons on the problems for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist which I share below. There will undoubtably be more to come.
GRAND PRIX PRESS CARTOON EUROPE 2015
The Grand Prix Press Cartoon Europe 2015 was won by¬†Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) with a cartoon published in¬†The Economist on the¬†18th of October 2014 . The European cartoon of the year was selected from over 400 published works from 151 cartoonists in 26 countries. The winner receives a cash prize and a bronze trophy, designed by Belgian graphical artist Ever Meulen.
A second and third prize, ¬†go to¬†Jean Gouders (The Netherlands) for a cartoon published in¬†BN De Stem on the¬†11th of December 2014 and to¬†Quirit (Belgium) for a
cartoon published in¬†Gazet van Antwerpen on the¬†30th of December 2014.
The jury was composed by journalist from different countries:
Olivier le Bussy, Kris van Haver, Lukas de Vos from Belgium, Denis Crowley from Ireland, Mark John, Sara Lewis, Simon Fr√©d√©ric from the UK assisted by Vincent Baudoux from the PCE-committee.
The awards will be handed at an official ceremony in¬†July 2015 at the 54st International Cartoon Festival in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. All cartoons nominated for the PCE (Press Cartoon Europe) and PCB (Press Cartoon Belgium) will be shown at the exhibition of the Cartoon Festival during summer 2015.
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I had a most fascinating time in the summer of 2014 as Artists-in-Residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. During my 3 month sojourn, I embarked on a quest to capture in satirical style my observations of the island. I have now posted in the portfolio section the collection of work I created while on the island. You will find some inside Bermuda jokes, but on the whole, I hope you will appreciate the gist of the narative. A limited edition set of the large cartoons have been produced by the Museum and are available for purchase. Have a read and let me know your thoughts!No comments
Here’s the next in the fun series of animations I created for The Economist to compliment their specialised dictionary ” Economics A-Z”. This one is about hyperinflation. Please share!
I created these with the help of the great local Baltimore animation studio Bully Entertainment. It is our hope these will be the first of other short films tackling complex issues with humor.You can see them here.
During my first ten years of my career as a cartoonist, Margaret Thatcher loomed large. I was working in the UK for a variety of daily and weekly publications and Maggie was residing in 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister of Great Britain. She seemed to be a hovering presence in my life for a decade.
I drew her just about every week. She was sharp-nosed determined character with little humor. Small in stature, Thatcher proved to be a large conservative force for change in both the the UK and the world. Her determined style won her many friends and enemies among citizens of the country and ¬†the cartoon community.
She was a friend to cartoonists because her dogged right wing politics provided mountains of inspired scorn-filled cartoons. She was an enemy to many cartoonists because few supported her conservative agenda.
While assembling my new book Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons in The Economist I found scores of cartoons I produced about the Iron Lady over the years. I attach a handful here. If you have favorites from years past let me know and I will try to dig them out.
I sent my most recent book to the printers this week. It promises to be the best yet. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover artwork. I will soon have¬†the store ready to take pre-orders…STAY TUNED!1 comment
My new book Daggers Drawn is nearly finished. Here you can see a rough sketch of the cover. More to come!