Patrick Chappatte is a global soul. For his biography: born in Pakistan from a Lebanese mother and a Swiss father, raised in Singapore, has lived in New York, lives in Geneva. And for his way of looking at the world's events, applying the unfettered perspective of humor to both the tragic, the farcical and the absurd. This makes of Chappatte one of the world's best editorial cartoonist. He draws for the International Herald Tribune and for the Swiss dailies NZZ (in German) and Le Temps (in French) and the subtlety of his cartoons consistently robs you of a smile (let me add a transparency line: he's a friend - but judge by yourself if you think I'm biased).
Some of his best drawings are now out in book form: "Globalized", in English, which is available online from the New York Times' store (if you live in Switzerland, you can find it in the English section of most bookstores); and "La vie qu'on mène", published in French by Glénat and available from Amazon's French site. I've published several of Chappatte's cartoons in this previous post, and the image below is the one used for the cover of "Globalized", featuring a drawing from October 2005 related to the US restarting their Moon program.