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Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé (born 17 August 1932 in Bordeaux), is a French cartoonist. Some of his cartoons are quite striking, but retain a sentimental and often a somewhat gentle edge to them, even if the topic is a difficult one to approach. He once drew a series called Le petit Nicolas, starting it in the 1950s, but he is best known for his posterlike illustrations, usually drawn from a distant or high viewpoint depicting detailed countrysides or cities.

“J´ai travaillé jusqu´à…”, 1978

A very aggressive company, 1987

Two On A Bicycle III, 2012

Two Faithful Friends, 2012

Hector Duprez, Violiniste, 2010

Marie Odille Bellecourt, 1983

From "quiet luxury and pleasure" 1987 (piano)

May 22, 2000 The New Yorker

May 18, 1998 The New Yorker