January 7, 2014 The Economist's Cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher, to Discuss and Sign His New Book

“Daggers Drawn” Covers 35 Years of Cartoons in The Economist

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In his celebrated career with The Economist, Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher has created more than 4,000 editorial cartoons and 140 covers. His work has lampooned international leaders across the liberal-to-conservative spectrum, and his distinctive renderings are immediately recognizable as the work of this multitalented artist.

Kallaugher will discuss and sign his new book, “Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons in The Economist” (Chatsworth Press, 2013), on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at noon in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. This Books & Beyond event, co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book and its Prints and Photographs Division, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

This 196-page large-format book contains more than 300 of Kallaugher’s award-winning works along with essays discussing his time with The Economist. In this book, Kallaugher has pointed his keen eye and sharp pen at important world events of the past 35 years. There are cartoons satirizing leaders from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to Barack Obama and Angela Merkel.

In addition to his longtime work for The Economist, Kallaugher is also a cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun. He also spent 10 years in London, drawing cartoons for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Today and The Mail on Sunday. His work has been exhibited at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, The Tate Gallery in London and the Library of Congress.

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ISSN 0731-3527