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Cartooning for Peace
Plantu published his first editorial cartoon in Le Monde in October 1972, about the Vietnam war. He has illustrated the front page daily from 1985. From 1980 to 1986, he also worked with Phosphore magazine and since 1997, he has published one page in the weekly magazine L'Express.
Also in 1997, he won the « Rare document Prize » at the Angers Scoop Festival, for succeeding in getting Yasser Arafat  and Shimon Peres put both their signatures on one of his cartoons for Peace, one year before the Oslo Accords of 1993.
After meeting in Paris with Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the UN and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2001), they created the Cartooning for Peace organization in 2006, in order to defend editorial cartoonists' freedom of expression throughout the world. Cartooning for Peace counts more than 100 editorial cartoonists. Plantu has also published more than 50 editorial cartoon books.
For more information you can visit https://www.facebook.com/Plantu.page.officielle and www.cartooningforpeace.org

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