Saturday, 19 September 2020
Michael Kountouris
Born 1960, Rhodes
Cartoonist & Illustrator of children's books
He lives and works in Athens
- Since 1985 he has been working as an editorial cartoonist in Greek newspapers (VRADINI, TO VIMA and APOGEVMATINI) and has
  been cooperating with Greek magazines
- He has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has been awarded among others with:
- Grand Prix at the 7th Biennial of Tehran, Iran 2005
- Grand Premio Internationale Scacchiera, at the Umoristi a Marostica, Italy (2005)
- Grand Prix (CURUXA 2005) at the Exhibition of the Fene Humor Museum, La Coruna-Spain
- First Prize (Golden Hat) at the International Cartoon Exhibition of Knokke-Heist, Belgium-2003
- Second Prize at the EUROHUMOR 2003 (International Biennial Cartoon Exhibition), Italy
- Third Prize at the World Press Cartoon 2006, Sintra-Portugal
- He has been awarded twice with the Illustration Prize of IBBY Greece 2002 and with the First Design and Illustration Prize, EBGE 2006
- He is a regular member of the Athens Journalists Union since 1993 and he is the FECO Greece President