Born in Pakistan, raised in Singapore and in Switzerland, he lived in New York and Los Angeles and is now based in Geneva.
Chappatte has an equal passion for World Affairs and dark bitter chocolate.
His cartooons appear in The International New York Times and on nytimes.com. Chappatte also works for the daily Le Temps, in Geneva, and the Sunday edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in Zurich.
He was twice the recipient of the Overseas Press Club of America’s Thomas Nast award, in 2015 and 2011.
In New York, he was an illustrator for The New York Times and created Rob the cybernaut, a comic strip published in Newsweek International. Publications include: Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Courrier International, Khaleej Times, Newsweek Japan.
Graphic journalism is Chappatte’s other passion: in Gaza during the war, in the slums of Nairobi or among Guatemala’s gang violence, he has been reporting in cartoons since 1995. Read some stories here. One of them, “Death in the field” was turned into an animated documentary.
Chappatte has published a few cartoon books, and experimented animated editorial cartoons.