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Nov 18

New Kal Animation…2nd of 5

Category: Animation


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!

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Nov 11

New Economist Animations

Category: Animation

The Economist has commissioned me to create┬áa fun series of animated shorts to illustrate their specialized dictionary titled “Economics A-Z”. They are now up and available for people to view and 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.

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Apr 8

Margaret Thatcher RIP

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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.

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Mar 30

The Cover for Daggers Drawn

Category: Daggers drawn

daggers.drawn.front.cover.FINAL webI 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┬áthe store ready to take pre-orders…STAY TUNED!

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Mar 19

Daggers Drawn Cover #1

Category: Uncategorized

My new book Daggers Drawn is nearly finished. Here you can see a rough sketch of the cover. More to come!
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Mar 19

Kal Tedx Speech on Cartooning in Jackson Hole

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Feb 7

Original Kal cartoons Available for Purchase

Category: Uncategorized

These originals are available for the Kickstarter campaign for Daggers Drawn

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Feb 6

NEW Cover Artwork Added to KickStarter

Here are three new cartoons available for Purchase to the support the Daggers Drawn Kickstarter campaign.

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Jan 23

New Kickstarter Reward: Super Bowl Print!

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ALERT! New SUPER addition to The Kickstarter Campaign for Daggers Drawn!

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In 2001 I created this classic Super Bowl cartoon modelled on my father, who was a dedicated and highly animated armchair football fan.

To celebrate the Baltimore Ravens return to the Super Bowl (my Dad’s favorite team), I have added a print of this cartoon as a new reward for Kickstarter supporters. The framable print will be 9×12 and hand-signed by the artist. Though this will be a special gift to any Ravens Fan, it will also bring a smile to the face of any sports enthusiast.

You can go to THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT PAGE to order. $30 for the Super Bowl Print or $50 for the New Kal book Daggers Drawn and a Print.

For all other supporters… you can increase your pledge amount by increments of $30 and order extra prints.

Thanks for supporting Daggers Drawn… spread the word!

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Jan 20

NEW Kickstarter Reward #5! 18 Color Illustrations

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ALERT!  A new reward level has bee added to the Daggers Drawn Kickstarter campaign.

Here below is a portfolio of 18 color illustrations from The Economist by KAL. These watercolor paintings illustrate the weekly “Lexington” column on US politics. The average size of these darwings is 8×10 inches. All these are available for those pledging to support Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons at The Economist.

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Kal(lex) the eternal election campaign

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