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Cartoons are funny but defending democracy is deadly serious work: Chappatte

If you like political cartoons, chances are that you’ve come across the work of Patrick Chappatte, in leading international newspapers and journals.

In addition to his prolific output, Mr. Chappate is also president of the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation; to coincide with World Press Freedom Day 2022 on 3 May, it’s unveiled a new exhibition in Geneva, featuring drawings by other top illustrators who take great risks to stand up to authority.

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Graphic message is best way to save planet, says cartoonist

Drawing clever cartoons is just is one way of raising grassroots awareness about climate change, a leading cartoonist said on Friday, for World Environment Day.

Tom Tirabosco, who’s well known in Switzerland for his newspaper work and children’s books – said people also need to put “huge pressure” on their governments as they prepare for crunch UN-led climate talks in Paris later this year.

At a UN event in Geneva, Daniel Johnson asked him whether he believed the stage is now set for a successful agreement in the French capital.