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October 23rd, 2011 | Category: Economist, Finished art, caricature

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Election season is in full swing which means lots of material for political cartoonist. The cartoon above is from this week’s edition of The Economist.

I drew this one from a hotel in Abuja, Nigeria where I was participating in a conference sponsored by The Economist. As you can probably guess I had a great fun drawing this one.

Among the fearsome flock of Wannabees is Republican businessman Herman Cain. People outside of the US have been watching the American political circus with some interest and despair. An example, the French magazine Courrier International commissioned me to create a cartoon of Herman Cain for this week’s edition (see below).

Herman cain art web

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Kal at Tedx

March 18th, 2011 | Category: News, Performance

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In early March, I had the privilege of addressing the TEDx Warwick conference hosted at Warwick University in the UK. The event was a delight. The student organizers assembled  a provocative group of speakers in a very professional environment.

“TED” talks are great fun. ¬†Your mission as a TED speaker is to give the “Talk of a lifetime” in 18 minutes. (For those of you unfamiliar with the “TED” experience, I highly recommend you take a visit the TED website.)

I hope my speech reflected well on my lifetime (thus far)… but I will let you be the judge.¬†I have just learned my TEDx talk is now available for all to view. You can see it below!

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Meg Whitman animation Sketches

November 07th, 2010 | Category: Animation, sketches

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Whitman Mouth and Jaw web

Earlier this year my good friends at DigitalSteamworks asked me to help them out with a job. I have collaborated with”Steamworks” on a variety of great digital and animation projects. For this job they wanted to build a 3D Meg Whitman model for a TV commercial and came to me for some sketches. You can see a few of the sketches here… the final animation as it aired is below.

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Lieberman caricature

November 26th, 2009 | Category: Economist, Finished art, caricature

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Here’s a recent effort for The Economist to draw Senator Joe Lieberman. The senator has a face made for caricature and I enjoyed exploring his crevices and wrinkles with glee.

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Kal Caricatures on M&Ms

November 16th, 2009 | Category: Finished art, News, caricature

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

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Kal Caricatures on M&Ms

November 16th, 2009 | Category: Finished art, News, caricature

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

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Sketching Famous Filmmakers

November 07th, 2009 | Category: caricature

3 guys rough webHere’s a rough sketch I have created for the Maryland Film Festival. ¬†The Festival is having a major fundraiser celebrating three of Baltimore’s film-making stars: Barry Levenson, John Waters and David Simon. ¬†I am producing special artwork for the evening which will be auctioned off to raise funds for the cause. ¬†I will post the final artwork in the weeks ahead!

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Kal Economist cartoon

November 06th, 2009 | Category: Economist, Finished art

kal econ cartoon 11-5-09 webHere’s this week’s editorial cartoon from The Economist. ¬†I enjoyed getting the three caricatures in this drawing. ¬†After some false starts I think I am beginning to get the feel for Ahmadinejahd’s face now.

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Found an old Economist cover

April 25th, 2009 | Category: Cover art, Economist, caricature

I was searching through an old thumb drive and found this digital version of a cover I drew for The Economist 11 years ago. ¬†It was during the early discussions of a stock market “Bubble”. ¬†Fed chairman Alan Greenspan was talking about “Irrational exhuberance” in the stock market (and no one was listening).

I had completely forgotten about this cover… it is always interested to see old work… like re-discovering an old friend.

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Kal in Switzerland

April 17th, 2009 | Category: Cover art, Finished art

The Swiss magazine Der Weltwoche asked me to produce a cover for this week’s edition featuring President Barack Obama and England Prime Minister Gordon Brown. ¬†You can see the results above.

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