Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Artist-in-Residence, Wins Herblock Prize
Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, artist-in-residence, has been awarded the 2015 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. The Herblock Prize honors artists who use editorial cartoons to preserve freedom of speech and the right of expression.
The judges called KAL’s work “clear, thoughtful, [and] forceful” and praised his cartoon on Edward Snowden. “His portfolio reflected his dual editorial-cartoonist roles, and impressed the judges with his ability to jump between macro-international policy issues to Baltimore mayor’s stonewalling about the accuracy of its speed cameras,” the Herb Block Foundation said.
“I consider the Herblock Prize to be a special honor,” KAL said. “I am honored and humbled to have been selected for this extraordinary award.” KAL was also recognized this year by Europe’s Grand Prix Award with Europe’s cartoon of the year award.