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Campaign cartooning: discussing how the art of satire shapes the political landscape

A discussion of political cartooning with audience participation

John Major’s underpants. Brown as Stalin. Obama as Osama. These images, as much as anything, show how a politician’s career can be made, or broken, on the back of public perception. With the US elections almost upon us, there is unprecedented opportunity for the art of satire to shape public opinion.

Kevin ‘KAL’ Kallaugher (celebrating 30 years as The Economist's political cartoonist) and Henry Naylor (creator of TV’s ‘Headcases’ and ‘Spitting Image’ head writer) will discuss cartooning, campaigning and chicanery and explore how art can be used to interest, excite and intrigue any audience.

Politics will never look the same again.

The evening will start with a 45-minute discussion on political cartooning, including time for audience questions. This will be followed by a hands-on, interactive cartooning conducted by KAL, where members of the audience will see first hand the process of political cartooning.


Mr Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher | talks
Mr Henry Naylor | talks


Date and Time:

2 October 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Congress Centre
28 Great Russell Street

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The Economist
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