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Baltimore Sun to hire KAL for weekly cartoon

The Baltimore Brew reports that The Baltimore Sun is in talks with its former editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) to bring him back for a once-a-week cartoon.

They contacted KAL for confirmation:

“I have been in discussions with The Sun,” he wrote. “If all goes well, I would be starting [in] late February.” Kallaugher said the deal is still “not inked,” but declined to elaborate. Sources close to the discussion at 501 N. Calvert St. said the final decision rests with the Sun’s corporate parent, Chicago-based Tribune Co.

KAL was the staff editorial cartoonist for 17 years but took a buy-out in 2005 when his job appeared to be on the cutting block. Life after the Sun has been busy for KAL. He became the Artist-in-residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and started an animation company to produce his Digital Dubya character – an animated caricature of former US President George W. Bush.

Community Comments

#1 Karl Dixon
@ 12:33 pm

It’s great to see newspapers buying art again instead of wasting it on following attention seeking celebs.

Great news

#2 Matt Wuerker
@ 3:35 pm

it took them awhile but it’s good to see the Sun come to it’s senses and get their very popular cartoonist back on board.

#3 Steve Artley
@ 10:33 am

Very good news. Congratulations Kevin!

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