Friday, August 20, 2010

Michael Kountouris cartoons

Rudy Gheysens, president of the European Cartoon Center, was present at the opening of the cartoon exhibition celebrating 25 years of cartoons by the great Greek cartoonist and illustrator Michael Kountouris on the isle of Rhodes.

Ther artist was born in Rhodes in 1960. Since 1985 he has been working as an editorial cartoonist in Greek newspapers and has been cooperating with magazines. He currently works at the ELEFTHEROS TYPOS newspaper.

Since 2005 he has been cooperating with COURRIER INTERNATIONAL. Since 2006 he is member of the CAGLECARTOONS.INC.
He has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has been awarded with numerous prizes.

Rudy returned from the isle with 3 nice cartoon books of Michael issued following the exhibition at Rhodes. (published by Kasseris in Rhodes, each book has 62 pages.)

"Home sweet home" is a collection of cartoons about the environment, global warming, etc.
"Game over" is a collection of crisis cartoons
and "Politicosaurus" contains political cartoons.

Learn more:  website and blog
Bio and Awards
Some work at Brazil Cartoon
Michael Kountouris on Facebook 

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