Liza Donnelly is an award winning cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine
and The New York Times, CBS News, CNN. Donnelly is the creator of digital visual
journalism, live-drawing news and cultural events; she has covered presidential press
conferences, the Oscars and the Women’s March, among other events. Donnelly’s book
Women On Men, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor; and her
history of women cartoonists, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists and
Their Cartoons, is considered a resource for historians. Donnelly delivered a very
popular TED talk that was translated into 38 languages, and she travels frequently to
speak about women’s rights, freedom of speech and international cartoons. She has
curated and been in numerous exhibitions around the world, and is Vice President of the
American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.
Yonatan Wachsmann Is a daily Editorial Cartoonist for “Calcalist” economical newspaper in Israel since it was founded in 2008.
Graduate Of Visual Communication Arts Department in “Bezalel” Academy of Art and Design .
2007 – 2011 – Co-founded, illustrated and published the “Tzofar”, an independent Israeli comics magazine.
2014 – Award winner of “The Friedel Stern Humorist Cartoon Contest”
2016 – 2nd place Award winner of “United Nation”, Ranan Luria political cartoon awards.
Participated in multiple cartoon exhibitions.
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 worldwidein “Courrier International”, “L’Arche”,
TV5 Monde “Kiosque”, UNRIC website and NYT cartoons website
2013- Cartoonist for i24 news Channel, Israel
Senior Lecturer in 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 catalogues
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 in New York, Paris, Geneva,
Brussels, Atlanta, Antibes, Saint-Just, Caen, Hirosaki (Japan), Roma, Wellington,
Bogota, Jerusalem, Betlehem, 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, Swizerland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Japan,…
“Dosh Award” for best achievment in Israeli cartoonist for year 2009
2010- “Dessins désarmants” (Berg/TV5 Publishers)
2012- “Second Generation” graphic novel, (Dardaud,Fance)
2013- “Second Generation” (Gozlem- Istanbul)
2013- “Second Generation” (Hargol- Israel)
2013- “Second Generation” (Rizzoli- Italie)
2013- “Second Generation” (Egmont Verlag, Köln)
Lives in Jerusalem
Married to Olivia Alfandari
3 sons: David(37), Yonathan (32), Elie (28)
2 grand-daughters, Emile (3,5) and Nina (2)
Plantu published his first cartoon on Vietnam War in the newspaper Le Monde in October 1972. His drawings were regularly published in the headlines since 1985.
From 1980 to 1986, he also worked for the magazine Phosphore and since 1991 he has been publishing a weekly page in the magazine L’Express. On the same year, he won the « Rare Document Award » at the Angers Festival du Scoop for managing to append both signatures of Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres on the same drawing, a year before the Oslo Accords.
In 2006, Plantu and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan (Nobel Peace Prize in 2001) organized a symposium in New York, in which Cartooning for Peace was formed. This association promotes freedom of expression for cartoonists around the world and counts already 130 members. Plantu has published more than 60 books of his press cartoon collection (Le Monde editions, Le Seuil).