Editorial Cartoons, Satire, and Freedom of Expression
After graduating from Harvard College with honors in 1977, Kevin embarked on a bicycle tour of the British Isles, where he joined the Brighton Basketball Club as a player and coach. When the club hit financial difficulties, Kevin began drawing caricatures of tourists in Trafalgar Square and on Brighton Pier. In March 1978, The Economist recruited him to become their first resident cartoonist in their 145-year history. He spent the next 10 years working in London as a cartoonist for such publications as The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Today and The Mail on Sunday.
Kevin returned to the U.S. in 1988 to join The Baltimore Sun as its editorial cartoonist. Between 1988 and 2006, he drew over 4000 cartoons for The Sun while continuing to draw two cartoons per week for The Economist.
KAL’s work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.
Some of the many awards he has won for his work are the Nast Prize and the 2004 “Gilroy Goblet” for Political Cartoon of the Year by the British Cartoon Society.
Kallaugher has an exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco from November 12, 2011 through March 2012.