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Serge Chapleau

Serge Chapleau
Born (1945-12-05) December 5, 1945
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist

Serge Chapleau (born December 5, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a French-Canadian political cartoonist from the province of Quebec.


  • Biography 1
  • Spasm of Dupuytren 2
  • Honours and publications 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


After studying painting and graphic art at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal, Chapleau created in 1971 a caricature of the songbook Gilles Vigneault for Perspectives, a weekly paper distributed with the Saturday Editions of several Quebec dailys.

During the following years, Chapleau collaborated in several other publications, such as Montréal-Matin, Week-End, Actualité and Nous. Following Le Devoir in 1985, he worked at Le Matin in 1987, and 7 Jours from 1989 to 1992. After a return to Le Devoir in 1991, he became in 1996 a cartoonist at La Presse, a post that he continues to occupy.

Since 2004, his puppet character Gérard D. Laflaque, returned to television in CGI form on Et Dieu créa Laflaque. He and fellow Montreal cartoonist Terry Mosher were the subject of a 2003 documentary film, Nothing Scared, directed by Garry Beitel.[1]

Spasm of Dupuytren

He suffers from Dupuytren's contracture.

Honours and publications

For more than two decades Serge Chapleau has been a finalist at the National Newspaper Awards of the Canadian Association of Newspapers in the Editorial Cartooning category; to date he has won the award on seven separate occasions.[2]

Since 1993, Éditions du Boréal has published an annual collection of his best caricatures, L'année Chapleau.

From May 22, 1997 to September 20, 1998, the Musée McCord presented an exhibit on the works of Chapleau Aislin, Aislin & Chapleau Caricatures.

He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ Nothing Sacred (Documentary film). Montreal:  
  2. ^ "List of Winners". National Newspaper Awards. Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Four Nova Scotians among Order of Canada honourees". The Chronicle-Herald, July 1, 2015.

External links

  • McCord Museum — Aislin & Chapleau Caricatures
  • Funny and Moody : The Best of Chapleau's Cartoons
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