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Liza Donnelly

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.

Cathy Wilcox – Biography

Cathy Wilcox, born in 1963, is an Australian cartoonist and

illustrator who lives and works in Sydney.

She gained a BA in Visual Communication at Sydney College

of the Arts in 1984 then studied Literature in Paris, while

working as an illustrator for various English language

publications, from 1985-87.

She returned to Sydney and began drawing regularly for the

Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax Media

publications, from 1989.

She is a keen observer of society and politics, a champion of

press freedom and has maintained a strong relationship

with France, participating in several international cartoonist

conferences and becoming a member of Cartooning For

Peace.

She has won several awards for her work including three

Walkley Awards for Journalism and the Museum of

Australian Democracy’s award for Political Cartoonist of the

Year 2016.

She has illustrated numerous picture books, delivered a

TEDx talk on the ‘culture of outrage’ (Sydney 2016), live-

illustrated a Terrapin Theatre puppet show in 2017 and

continues to draw cartoons for Fairfax Media.

She is married with two teenage children.

Michel Kichka

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

Books:

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

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).

For more information: plantu.page.officielle on Facebook and www.cartooningforpeace.org

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