Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers worldwide.
Dan Kelly, for Harvard Magazine, profiles Kevin Kallaugher ’77
Despite 10 years in England caricaturing British politicians, Kallaugher says his style never settled there. Nor did he. In 1988, hired as the Baltimore Sun’s editorial cartoonist, he returned to the United States, where he also kept working for The Economist.