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We are thrilled to share the news that Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) – the artist who created our Piano Puzzler cover image (Gershwin, Beethoven, McCartney) – just won the 2017 Berryman Award for Cartoonist of the Year!


About KAL

Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London, The Baltimore Sun and the online newsletter Counterpoint.

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. After the club hit financial difficulties, Kevin drew 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.

Print career

Kevin 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. Kal left The Sun in 2006 but later rejoined the paper after a six year hiatus in 2012.

Between the Baltimore Sun and The Economist,  Kal has published over 10,000 cartoons. Kal has also painted more than 150 magazine covers for The Economist and other publications.

KAL’s work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, Krokodil, Daily Yomiuri, The Australian, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Andrews McMeel Syndication.

Kevin has won many awards for his work including the 2018 and 2002 Berryman award presented by the National Press Foundation, the 2015 Herblock Prize, prize finalist for the 2015 and 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, 2019 Rex Babin Award for Excellence in US local cartooning, 2014 Grand Prix for Cartoon of the Year in Europe as presented by Press Cartoon Europe, The 1999, 2002, 2005,2014 and 2020 Award for Best Cartoons on International Affairs presented by the Overseas Press Club of America, 2005 Nast Prize as presented by The town of Landau, Germany, the 2004 “Gillray Goblet” for Cartoon of the year as presented by the Political Cartoon Society of Great Britain , the 1996 Grafica Internazionale Award at the International Festival of Satire in Pisa, Italy, the 1990 award for Best Editorial Cartoon at the Witty World International Cartoon Festival in Budapest, Hungary and the 1982 Feature Cartoonist of the Year Award as presented by the Cartoonist Club Of Great Britain.


Kal’s New retrospective collection Daggers Drawn is now available to order.