New York Times Publishes Genocide Cartoon

In the opinion section of the 15th April, 2015 issue of The International New York Times, formerly known as the International Herald Tribune, Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappate has posted a cartoon about the Armenian Genocide titles “A century on, the debate over the killings continues.”

Patrick Chappatte is known simply as Chappatte, born 1967 in Karachi, Pakistan to a Lebanese mother and a Swiss father, and was raised in Singapore and Switzerland. He also worked as an illustrator for the New York Times and as a cartoonist for Newsweek. Many of his cartoons reflect events in Swiss and international news, such as the 9/11 attacks, the rise of the Swiss People’s Party, and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Patrick Chappatte who also who draws for Le Temps, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Sunday edition) draws a twice-weekly cartoon in The International New York Times since 2001. His cartoons are featured on the newspaper’s website.

Over the years, he has collaborated with editorial cartoonists in conflict-ridden countries with the goal of promoting dialogue through cartooning. These projects focused on Serbia, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Kenya and Guatemala. He described the work in a TED talk in 2010. It is now the first time that he sheds light on the Armenian Genocide.

In 2011, Chappatte won the Overseas Press Club of America’s Thomas Nast Award for best cartoons on international affairs, becoming the first non-American to win this prize.

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