The Best Cartoon Award 2020

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs


AWARD NAME: The Best Cartoon Award 2020

AWARD RECIPIENT: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Economist, The Baltimore Sun, Counterpoint


Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher seems like a cartoonist transported from a bygone era, while still creating compelling work that resonates with today’s audience. His impeccable pen and ink cross-hatching and weaponized bobble-headed caricatures might look at home on newspaper editorial pages of a century ago, which seems fitting since that was the last time we saw a global pandemic on the scale of Covid. With his crow quill aimed like a syringe at China, Putin, climate change and deadly conspiracies, Kal’s incisive commentary serves as the perfect shot in the arm for today’s pandemic-weary world.


Citation for Excellence:
Michael Ramirez
Las Vegas Review-Journal/Creators Syndicate
“Michael Ramirez 2020 Editorial Cartoons”

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