Kountouris Michael

Kountouris Michael
Name: Kountouris Michael

Biography

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:
the Grand Prix at the 7th Biennial of Tehran, Iran 2005,
the Gran Premio Internationale Scacchiera, at the Umoristi a Marostica, Italy (2005),
the Grand Prix (CURUXA 2005) at the Exhibition of the Fene Humor Museum, La Coruna-Spain,
the First Prize (Golden Hat) at the International Cartoon Exhibition of Knokke-Heist, Belgium-2003,
the Second Prize at the EUROHUMOR 2003 (International Biennial Cartoon Exhibition), Italy,
the Third Prize at the VI PortoCartoon World Festival, Portugal 2004,
the Third Prize at the International Cartoon contest in Boechut, Belgium, 2005,
the Third Prize at the World Press Cartoon 2006, Sintra-Portugal and
the Third Prize at the World Press Cartoon 2007, Sintra-Portugal.
Also, he has been awarded with :
the FECO Prize at the EUROKARTOENALE 2005 Kruishoutem, Belgium,
the Special Prize at the 10th Zemun International Salon of Caricature, Serbia, 2005,
the Award of the European Union at the EUROKARTOENALE 2003, Kruishoutem, Belgium,
Honorable mention at the Lurie – UN Political Cartoon Award 2006.
Special prize: At the 5th International Contest of Tabriz Cartoon, Iran, 2006.

During his career as a children’s books illustrator, he has illustrated books by the most important Greek authors as well as his own books. 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