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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Monday afternoon we cycled over to the Hôtel de Ville to check out the Sempé exhibit. Jean-Jacques Sempé, cartoonist born in 1932, has been a regular contributor to several French magazines since the 1950s. He has been featured in L'Express, Le Figaro, Nouvel Observateur and Télérama. He has released dozens of albums of cartoons and is also the creator of Le Petit Nicolas.

Sempe is well known to Americans thanks to his cartoons which appear regularly in The New Yorker magazine.

Here are some examples from the exhibit:

The English version of the website is pretty slim. You can learn a lot more about Sempé if you can understand the French site.

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