Interview: Kichka Wields Pencil for Peace

By Patrice Worthy – Atlanta Jewish Times
October 12, 2016

Armed with a pencil, Michel Kichka has influenced political thought all over the world.

One of Israel’s most popular political cartoonists and caricaturists, Kichka has received the Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres from the French Culture Ministry and serves as the head of the Israeli Cartoonists Guild. An editorial cartoonist for Israeli and French TV networks, Kichka crosses cultural barriers with his criticism to expose the humanity in political issues.

No one is immune from Kichka’s darts, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Catholic Church and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kichka joined Cartooning for Peace, an organization of 140 press cartoonists dedicated to promoting freedom, tolerance, justice, and respect for people of different cultures and religions. His work is part of the Cartooning for Peace exhibit “The Art of Democracy,” in Atlanta during Elevate Atlanta from Oct. 13 to 21.