António Antunes, better known as António, published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily República in March 1974.
Later that year, he joined the weekly paper Expresso where he continues to publish his works.
His received awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983); 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986); Grand Prix of Honor 15th Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet, France, 1993); Award of Excellence – Best Newspaper Design, SND (Stockholm, Sweden, 1995); Premio Internazionale Satira Politica, ex-aequo (Forte dei Marmi, Italy, 2002); Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005); Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010).
He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons Salons in Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Turkey.
António is also dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in 2012, featuring caricatures of leading personalities in the city, made of embodied stone.
He is the chairman of the jury of the World Press Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.