Rising to a comic occasion

Animix, the 15th International Festival of Animation, Comics and Cartoons, will take place from August 4-8 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, and will present the best new art in this field from around the world. There will be animated films, workshops, master classes, exhibitions, children’s activities and much more.

This year’s festival will feature a tribute to the acclaimed Israeli artist and political cartoonist Michel Kishka. Kishka immigrated to Israel from Belgium in the 1970s and quickly became one of the central figures in the burgeoning comics culture here. As well as doing his own work, for the past 30 years he has taught at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He is a member of the group Cartoonists for Peace, that strives to lessen tensions worldwide and promote the idea of a free press through cartooning.

There will be an exhibition of both of his own work and the best work of his students over the years.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rising-to-a-comic-occasion-410831

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