KAL talks about his buyout

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for the Baltimore Sun, talks to E&P about the buyout he didn’t intend to take.

But then Kallaugher heard that The Sun’s publisher had discussed eliminating the cartoonist slot entirely to save money. “Rather than wait for the ax to drop on my position at The Sun, I opted for the buyout,” said Kallaugher, speaking on the phone Tuesday night from Landau, Germany, where he’ll receive the Thomas Nast Prize this Thursday.