He became a teacher of illustration and press drawing at Bezalel in 1982. In 1997, he turned to television and became a political cartoonist for Israel’s channel 2. In 2009 he received the “Dosh Award” prize for his work as an illustrator in Israel. His drawings have been published in international journals such as “Courrier International”, “Herald Tribune” and “L’Arche,” as well as at TV5 Monde and on all sorts of websites. Michel Kichka has also invested heavily in charities such as “Cartooning for Peace” alongside Plantu.
He is the technical advisor for the Cartoon Museum in Holon (near Tel Aviv). He now lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their three children.
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