A political cartoon by Filipino cartoonist Paul Eric Roca, popularly known as “Sat’s Ire”, got featured on the front page of the March 21th, 2023 issue of French news publication Le Monde.
The cartoon tackled the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) issuance of arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin over the alleged abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.
Roca is a Filipino freelance artist. He is a painter, children’s book illustrator, and a political cartoonist. He worked for Adarna House as an in-house artist, as an editorial illustrator for The Straits Times of Singapore, and an editorial cartoonist for The Manila Bulletin.
He is a member of Pitik Bulag, a partner-organization of the #FactsFirstPH coalition.
Sat’s Ire’s cartoon was the second ever published by a Filipino cartoonist in one of the largest news dailies in France. The first was a cartoon by Cartoonist ZACH, about the return of Marcoses to Malacañang.
Roca and Cartoonist ZACH are currently members of Cartooning for Peace. The Paris-based organization has an editorial partnership with Le Monde to publish cartoons on the front page after long-time cartoonist Plantu retired from Le Monde in 2021.