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Archive for January, 2011

From The Economist

January 27th, 2011 | Category: Economist, Finished art, Line Art

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Kal Econ cartoon 1-27-11 webThis is my cartoons I contributed to The Economist this week. You can tell I had some fun with the football cartoon!

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Kal Lebanon cartoon

January 20th, 2011 | Category: Economist, Line Art

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Last March I had the opportunity to visit Beirut. There I was able to see up close the impressive redevelopment of Lebanon since the war that devastated the country in the 1980’s. I was also keenly aware of the tensions that currently lie just beneath the surface of this beautiful yet potentially explosive land.

My visit helped inform this cartoon that I drew for this week’s edition of The Economist. There is no question that visiting the Middle East has made me feel more connected to the stories playing out in the region.

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Promoting the Arts in Annapolis

January 18th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

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It has just been announced that I will be the keynote speaker at Maryland Arts Day in Annapolis Wednesday February 9, 2011. Click here for more details.

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Two Covers, One Week

January 17th, 2011 | Category: Cover art, Economist, Finished art, News

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I had a rather busy Wednesday last week. On that day I created two covers for The Economist.

Both are on the newsstand now. One is about guns and politics in America appearing as the cover for the US edition of the magazine, the second is on the Euro Crisis appearing on the front of the magazine in the rest of the world.

Having one artist create 2 covers in the same week may be a first for The Economist,. Just to complicate the matter, I was in Rome at the time attending an Economist related event for the international sales staff of the magazine. Members of The Economist team graciously found me a room at the hotel with some natural light for me to work (see below). You can see the finished products above.

Kal in Rome

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From The Economist

January 06th, 2011 | Category: Economist, Line Art

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With the start of the new Congress in Washington DC I was inspired to make this cartoon. I guess I have been around long enough to remember all of these “changes” in Washington.

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Kal on PBS NewsHour’s Artbeat

January 04th, 2011 | Category: Economist, News, gallery


While in San Francisco at the opening of my recent exhibition “Drawn From The Economist” I had the honor of being interviewed by the Art’s correspondent for the PBS Newshour. The video was posted today at the NewsHour’s Website. ┬áThe exhibition is on display at The Cartoon Art Museum until March. I hope to get back to the Bay area again soon have an event or two at the Museum before the show departs!

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