December 5, 1945 |
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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.
Spasm of Dupuytren
He suffers from Dupuytren's contracture.
Honours and publications
Serge Chapleau is a nine-time finalist at the Canadian Journalism Competition of the Canadian Association of Newspapers, from 1995 to 2006; he won first place on five separate occasions.
Since 1993, Éditions du Boréal has published an annual collection of his best caricatures, L'année Chapleau.
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