Patrick Chappatte

Patrick Chappatte
  • Editorial Cartoonist

Patrick Chappatte is an Editorial Cartoonist for the International New York Times, and for Switzerland's Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag. He's also a pioneer of graphic journalism, a genre of reporting he's developing in print, web and animation form. Reports include war in Gaza, the slums of Nairobi, gangs in Guatemala. Chappatte won the 2011 cartoon award of the Overseas Press Club of America. For 10 years, Chappatte has been leading projects involving editorial cartoonists in conflict-ridden countries with the goal of fostering a dialogue on human rights through art. (www.crossed-pens.com). He has co-founded with fellow cartoonist Plantu the Geneva-based Foundation Cartooning for Peace with Kofi Annan as honorary president, establishing an international prize to recognize cartoonists for their courage. A research fellow at USC Annenberg School of journalism, he now lives in Los Angeles.