António Antunes, artistically known as António, published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily República in March 1974.
At the end of that same year, he joined the weekly Expresso, where he continues to publish his works.
The numerous prizes he has won include: Grand Prize at the 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983); first prize for Editorial Cartoon at the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986); Grand Honour Prize at the 15th Comedy Drawing Festival (Anglet, France, 1993); Award of Excellence – Best Newspaper Design, SND (Stockholm, Sweden, 1995); International Satirical Politics Prize, shared (Forte dei Marmi, Italy, 2002); Stuart Carvalhais Grand Prize (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005); International Press Prize (Saint-Just-le-Martel, Franca, 2010).
He has staged individual exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg.He has been a jury member at humorous drawings exhibitions in Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Turkey. António also devotes his time to graphic design, sculpture and medal work, and he created the animation artwork for the Airport station on the Lisbon underground, inaugurated in 2012, comprising caricatures of leading city personalities, crafted in embedded stone.
He is also the president of the jury of the World Press Cartoon exhibition, of which he has been the director since its inception in 2005.