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Nov 16

Kal Caricatures on M&Ms

The three heads with Foreheads webThe Maryland Film Festival held a Gala fundraiser featuring Baltimore native filmmakers Barry Levenson (Rain Man, Wag the Dog, Diner, Liberty Heights), John Waters (Hairspray, Serial Mom) and David Simon (Homicide, The Wire).

I was asked by the festival to create drawings of the three heads (with foreheads) to use as promotion materials and auction items. The drawings (see above) were used in several capacities throughout the evening. An enlarged print of the artwork was signed by the three guests and myself then auctioned off.

Kal on M7Ms

My favorite use was a special edition of M&M candies that were made with the images of each of the 3 filmakers embossed of the candy shell.  Clearly the smallest reproduction of my cartoons to date!

Waters signs print webAbove is John Waters signing his caricature and below is me (on the right) with old chum, fellow Baltimore Sun alumni and creator of HBO’s “The Wire”, David Simon.

Kal and David Simon web


9 Comments so far

  1. Kathy November 16th, 2009 3:38 pm

    Sounds like Baltimore is having more fun than D.C. these days.

  2. garrincha November 16th, 2009 4:24 pm


  3. [...] You can see a photo of the itty-bitty caricatures on his blog. [...]

  4. david ettlin November 16th, 2009 5:29 pm

    Now I’m even more regretful at being out of town over the weekend and having to miss the event. I love M&M’s!
    (The caricatures are wonderful, too.)

  5. Paresh Nath,cartoonist November 16th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Wow !great candicatures of Kal!!

  6. Tony Namate November 17th, 2009 2:31 am

    Is there such a thing as edible drawing paper in the States? Just thinking…

  7. Kate Palmer November 17th, 2009 11:12 am

    Kal, you get the most astounding gigs! Congratulations! The art is wonderful, as usual…

  8. Laura Burns December 1st, 2009 7:02 pm

    Congrats Kal~
    My partner showed me the newspaper ad of your exquisite caricatures but to see the size of the original is impressive! (Not to mention the M & M’s…you know you’ve MADE IT when….)
    I regret not being at the Patterson with everyone celebrating! I would’ve absorbed your Belgium beer stories!
    I will share the artwork with my classes! BRAVO!
    Laura L. Burns
    Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School #124

  9. Barbara December 11th, 2009 11:05 am

    Great work Kal! The heads look fabulous on m and m’s! How neat that they can be printed so small and look so good! Best, Barbara

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