Since 1995, Chappatte has been developing comics reportage – or graphic journalism. From the war in Gaza to the slums of Nairobi, from the gangs of Guatemala City to the k-pop singers of Korea, he has published some 30 reportages in the international media, but also on the web and in comic books form. One of these stories, in South Lebanon, became a short film in May 2011, featured on television and in documentary festivals.
In 2016, Chappatte introduced the genre to The New York Times with the web series “Inside death row”, a 5-part dive into American death row (with the help of journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann). An episode of this series was published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times on May 8, 2016.
Chappatte works for the Geneva daily Le Temps, the Zurich newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, Le Canard enchaîné in France and the German weekly Der Spiegel. He also contributes to The Boston Globe. For 18 years, Chappatte was the cartoonist of the International Herald Tribune, and then The New York Times, until that newspaper ceased publishing political cartoons in 2019.
Chappatte’s full bio can be found here.