Sunday, April 14, 2013

Google Hangout with KAL, the 35 year veteran political cartoonist from The Economist (Kevin Kallaugher)

Join me for a Google Hangout with KAL the cartoonist from The Economist (Kevin Kallaugher)
Image Courtesy of The Economist
Updated : 04/18/2013 5:02 PM CST - Updated links & content to point to the recorded video vs. the live Google Hangout and added Links for fellow participants plus super secret spoiler!

I'm a long-time reader of The Economist and one of my favorite parts of every issue is the comics from KAL (Kevin Kallaugher).  His work has been entertaining me (and I'm sure millions of other readers) since I started reading The Economist cover to cover back as a high-school freshman debater.

Fortunately for all of us fans, Michelle Hayden and Mark Johnson from The Economist coordinated a Google Hangout with KAL on April 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM CST.  I had a wonderful time participating with the other readers who joined me for the live chat:
Even if you weren't able to make the live chat, you can watch the entire video below (you can also watch and comment over at The Economist's Website):

SPOILER ALERT: Kal reveals an insider Cartoonist secret near the end of the video, the secret is revealed after the jump at the end of the post ;)

KAL talks about his new book, Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of KAL cartoons in The Economist, (which he also discussed in the Hangout) in the video below from a recent TEDxJacksonHole event:


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KAL reveals that he secretly hides a caricature of himself in his cartoons that depict large crowds near the end of the Google Hangout video. Have you played "Where's Kal?"