2019 cartoon symbolizing the United Kingdom's neverending hesitation to leave or stay within the European Union, since the Brexit referendum in 2016. 

JacPé is a Belgian graphic artist, illustrator and political cartoonist. He is best known as the home cartoonist of the Walloon satirical weekly Ubu-Pan.

Life and career
Jacques Peten was born in 1949 in Brussels. In 1984 he published 'Jac Peten's Computers' (Éditions Eco-Logic, 1984). Since 1997 he is house cartoonist of the satirical right-wing weekly Ubu-Pan, a fusion of two former satirical magazines with a similar ideology: Pan and Père Ubu. His graphic colleagues there are Samuel (Samuel Lemaire) and Delamine. In 1999 he published 'Petit dictionnaire de l'Absurde' (Éditions Delta, 1999) and 'Burqamania' (Éditions de l'Arbre, 2010). The latter book had a foreword by politicologist Anne-Marie Lizin. Lizin's contibution was not only notable because she was a prominent politician, but also because she used to be active for the socialist party PS, whose ideology is not shared by the editorial board of Ubu-Pan.

Outdoor activities and exhibitions
JacPé is known for often visiting political congresses and making caricatures and sketches there on the spot. Between 1980 and 2004 he exhibited his work in several Belgian galleries. In 2013 a exhibition of comics and cartoons was organized in the Flemish parliament. One of the members of the Flemish-nationalist party N-VA felt the need to change a French-language speech balloon in a drawing by François Schuiten into Dutch. This sparked protest from several cartoonists who participated, among them JacPé. Other artists who complained were Jeroom, Kamagurka, Marec, Nix, Quirit, Zaza, Vincent Baudoux, Cécile Bertrand, Emiel de Bolle, Canary Pete, Clou, Cost, Vincent Dubois, Frédéric duBus, Josse Goffin, Paul de Groeve, Kanar, Karl, Kroll, Jean-Louis Lejeune, Philippe Moins, Johan de Moor, Olivier Saive, Samuel, Herr Seele, Jacques Sondron, Nicolas Vadot, Vejo en Xavier Zeegers. Kamagurka even went so far to ask for the removal of his own cartoons.

Recognition
In 2018 JacPé won third prize at the Press Cartoon Belgium Contest in Knokke with a cartoon depicting the COP 23 conference in Berlin about climate change. The cartoon in question shows an Eskimo waiting for initiatives, even though most of the ice around him has already melted. The first prize went to Canary Pete, the second to Marec.

Homonym confusion
Jacques Peten should not be confused with the Belgian alpine skier (1912-1995) of the same name.

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