Michel Kichka, Belgian/Israeli/American
A native Belgian and the son of Holocaust survivors, Michel Kichka moved to Israel in 1974 and has since been a freelance illustrator of editorial and political cartoons, comic strips, children’s books, and advertising. Political in nature, Kichka’s work focuses primarily on current events surrounding the Middle East.
Kichka currently serves as a senior lecturer of illustration and comic art at the Bezalel Academy’s Visual Communications Department in Jerusalem. Kichka has also worked for Israel’s Channel Two television network. In November 2005, he organized a meeting of international illustrators at the Mishkenot Shaananim Cultural Center in Jerusalem. He frequently takes part in the exhibitions organized in conjunction with the meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, New York, and Amman, Jordan.