Here you can find information on upcoming KAL events and appearances
Kal will be at the University of Portland on Thursday, March 5 to deliver the introductory William James Mazzacco Memorial Lecture in Distributive Justice.
The late Mr Mazzacco was a distinguished Economist, International Diplomat and graduate of University of Portland. He served as an intelligence officer during World War II and a senior staff officer on the Marshall Plan.
The lecture takes place at the Buckley Center Auditorium (5000 N Willamette Blvd.) at the University of Portland at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public. Admission is free.
Art of Satire
This special cooperative effort between The Economist and the Second City visits New York for two shows at the Edison Ballroom, Broadway and 47th. For more information go Here.
Kal will be an artist-in-residence at Duke University at the Sanford center for the study of Public Policy. During his visit he will be creating a sculpture to commemorate the 2008 campaign.
Kal be a featured guest at an public event sponsored by The Economist in London. Campaign cartooning: How the art of satire shapes the political landscape will be held in central London at a venue and time to be announced. We will post details here as soon as possible.
Art of Satire
This special cooperative effort between The Economist and the Second City visits Philadelphia Tuesday October 7 at the Kimmel center's Pearlman theater. For more information go Here.
Kal will be a featured presenter at the annual "Cartoons and Coctails" fundraiser at the National Pres club, Washington DC
Kal will be a panelist at the Washington DC Writers center forum on 2008 Political Campaign.
Kal will be at the Republican National convention contributing to the online and print versions of The Economist
Kal will be a panelist on a forum disscussion on freedom of expression at IAMAW convention in Orlando, Florida
Kal will discuss Political cartoons and campaigns at a luncheon event sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America in Washington DC.
Kal will be at the Democratic National convention contributing to the online and print versions of The Economist.
Kal addresses the regional gathering of the Puppeteers of America and UNIMA at the University of Maryland on his adventures in digital puppeteering.
Kal addresses the Foreign Correspondan's Club of Hong Kong.
Kal addresses the AYACC gathering in Guiyang, China. For more information go here.
Kal will once again team up with the fabulous Second City players for the stage show "Art of Satire" presented by The Economist. The show will be in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in the downtown Mission District. For more information log onto www.artofsatire.economist.com.
Kal will be giving lectures and holding an exhibition of his work in Baku, Azerbaijan as part of cultural visit sponsored by the US Embassy. More news later...
Kal will be the honorary host at the annual gala for The Carroll Mansion Museum of Baltimore. An exhibition of Kal's cartoons will be on display at The museum throughout the summer.
May 15, 2008
Kal will be giving a lecture and providing a booksigning to The Roland Parks Womans Club.
May 8, 2008 Washington DC
Kal will be presenting a lecture at the National Archives. (For directions see their website http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington) Here are details about the lecture:
KAL and Digital Dubya Makes debut with Second City
Kal teamed up with the famous improv comedy troupe Second City for a brilliant night of politics and satire at Chicago's Harris Theater on October 25. The evening featured a wide array of entertaining and engaging performances for the delighted audience.
First onstage was the cast from Second City who performed a set of their favorite political and topical skits. Next, a panel featuring Kal and two directors from Second City moderated by Chicago Public Radio host Gabriel Spitzer discussed the art of satire as practiced in cartoons and onstage. Kal then led the theater crowd in a drawing lesson. Pens were distributed and paper was handy for the audience to partake in a class in presidential caricature. Second City returned to the stage for a short set of lighting sketches to prepare the audience for the night's centerpiece- a Presidential Press conference.
The Second City team fanned out into the audience as it was announced that a special guest was being piped into the theater. On a large screen center stage the Digital Dubya made his video appearance. KAL with the help of his technical team at Digital Steamworks had created a real-time animated George Bush that was performing live. The Digital Dubya (voiced and animated by Kal and team offstage) entertained questions first from the Second City cast and later from the theater audience. The ten minute"press conference" was a comic hit.
The cast from Second City closed out the evening with one of their signature improvisational sets.
The evening was a clear success. Both The Economist and Second City are anxious to replicate the experience in other cities around the country. Stay tuned for more news and developments on this exciting project.
Please come to this great event in Chicago
Title: The Art of Political Satire
Blurb: The Economist’s political cartoonist, Kevin ‘Kal’ Kallaugher, teams up with artists from Chicago’s famous Second City to explore the art of political satire through cartooning and improvisational theater. Prepare for an evening of laughs with audience interaction and plenty of surprises.
Ticket information: $15 general admission or $10 for Economist Subscribers
Other upcoming KAL appearances
Friday October 19, 7:30-9:00PM (Open to the Public) Washington DC
INTERNATIONAL COMICS ARTS FORUM AND THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JOINTLY PRESENT: Iconophobia: Comics, Politics, and the Power of the Image
November 8, Duke University School of Public Policy
Kal's celebrated exhibition fromThe Walters Art Museum "Mightier Than the Sword;The Satirical Pen of KAL" travels to Durham, North Carolina for an extended display at Duke. Forums and events
Read about the new animation HERE.
View KAL's newest animation HERE.
KAL has joined the blogosphere. The Economist.com's blog "Democracy in Action" will be receiving regular posts from its editorial cartoonist KAL. The first contribution titled ' Bald Eagles" can be found HERE.
Starting September 2007 KAL will be pointing his wicked pen at the images, pictures and personas of the American political scene on a regular basis. Check out KAL's Economist.com postings HERE.
During a visit to San Francisco this past spring, Kal was a featured guest at the Commonwealth Club. He participated in an interesting panel discussion with Bay are cartoonists Tom Meyer and Mark Fiore. You can listen to the discussion HERE
The World Wide Web premiere of the Digital Dubya is now available for view on www.Economist.com.
You can see the video HERE
The 2 minute video was commissioned by The Economist to promote the launch of a gallery of KAL's editorial cartoons on The Economist's website. The "Kallery" contains an archive of KAL's weekly Economist cartoons dating back to January 2006. KAL has been the cartoonist for the prestigious international publication since March 1978.
The Digital Dubya video produced in a single day at The Imaging Research Center at UMBC. KAL continues to develop his novel digital puppet technology. In the months ahead Digital Dubya 3.0 will be unveiled featuring motion capture technology, face tracking and voice recognition software. New characters including Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwazeneggar and others will be in operation by the summer.
Harvard Magazine has published a nice article featuring KAL and his latest venture into 3D animation. Read the article here .
The Kaltoons team would like to wish all visitors to this site a happy and healthy 2007.
Please come back and visit us often as we will be reporting the newest developments of the "Digital Dubya" throughout the year. We hope to develop new puppets and find new homes for this novel form of satire in the near future. You can see a short video intro here. Among the developments for the site in 2007 will be a large archive of previously published Economist cartoons available in March.
KAL's most recent collection KAL Draws Criticism is now avilable in select bookstores or online here
Thursday August 31 Kal was a special guest on WAMU's The Kojo Nnandi Show discussing