Michel Kichka

Michel Kichka Cartoonist and Senior Lecturer in the cartoon, comics, illustration at the Bezalel Academy of Design.

Michel Kichka (born 1954 in Liège, Belgium) is an Israeli cartoonist and illustrator of Belgian origin.

1954 Born in Belgium (Liege) in a family of Shoah survivors
1973/74- 1st year in Architecture at Liege Academie des Beaux-Arts
1974- Emigration to Israel
1974/78 Graphic Design at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts Jerusalem since 1978- free-lance illustrator for press and children books (50 books)
1997/2005- political cartoonist for Israeli TV Channel 2
2008- Political cartoonist for Israeli TV Channel 1
Cartoons published worldwide in “Courrier International”, “L’Arche”,
TV5 Monde “Kiosque”, UNRIC website and NYT cartoons website 2013- Cartoonist for i24 news Channel, Israel

Senior Lecturer in the cartoon, comics, illustration at the Bezalel Academy of Design, Jerusalem
Chairman of the Israeli Cartoonists Association (2003-2010)
Curator of cartoon exhibitions and editor of catalogs
Art Director of the “Jerusalem Cartoon Conference” 2005 in Mishkenot Shaananim
Guest Cartoonist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, NYC, and Jordan
Member and active participant of “Cartooning for Peace” founded by Plantu with Mr. Kofi Anan
Exhibitions and seminars of “Cartooning for Peace” in New York, Paris, Geneva,  Brussels, Atlanta, Antibes, Saint-Just, Caen, Hirosaki (Japan), Roma, Wellington,  Bogota, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, and Ramallah.
Jury member in Ankara Cartoon Contest, 2007
Jury member at the Aydin Dogan Contest, 2008
Jury member at the Sintra World Press Cartoon, 2010

Numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Israel, France, Belgium, Turkey, San Francisco, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Japan,…

“Dosh Award” for best achievement in Israeli cartoonist for the year 2009 Books:
2010- “Dessins désarmants” (Berg/TV5 Publishers)
2012- “Second Generation” graphic novel, (Dardaud, France)
2013- “Second Generation” (Gozlem- Istanbul)
2013- “Second Generation” (Hargol- Israel)
2013- “Second Generation” (Rizzoli- Italie)
2013- “Second Generation” (Egmont Verlag, Köln)

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