It’s hard to imagine a “look back at 2012″ page being more fun than this one, afront today’s Baltimore Sun that features a full-page cartoon by editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher (better known as Kal).
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The Sun‘s head of visuals, Jay Judge, tells us:
When we originally talked about this, we thought we would make it an element on the page, designed around two other unrelated stories. But through discussion, we thought giving Kal the entire page would give him an opportunity to make great presentation with real impact.
And he really hit it out of the park, incorporating about 28 news events — local and national — in his classically witty and satirical manner. In addition, it ran with a key inside the paper that gave more detail on the events.
There are so many fun little moments hidden away in this page. It’s fairly easy to spot Baltimore native Michael Phelps winning yet more medals at the summer Olympics…
…and Mitt Romney, tripped up on the third base line by his own tongue.
But how about these two outfielders holding hands, signifying Maryland’s passages of a gay marriage bill?
Or, my favorite: Automated traffic cameras snapping away at the Baltimore Grand Prix.
As with everything these days, a lot of the work was done at the last minute. If we had more time to work on it, I wanted Kal to draw the flag and refers too. Maybe next year.
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