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Christopher Wheeler | profile | all galleries >> Cartoon(ist) Gallery >> Jean-Jacques Sempe tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Jean-Jacques Sempe

Sempe's a personal favorite, both for his relatively simple, clean drawing styles and also for his penchant for depicting children and their foibles. Wish I could read French!

Thanks to Jesús Sánchez for the contributions and particularly for one of the best gifts I've received in recent memory: the original drawing of a man tipping his hat. Hats off to you, Jesús!
Jean-Jacques Sempé (from Women and Children First)
Jean-Jacques Sempé (from Women and Children First)
Jean-Jacques Sempé (more recently)
Jean-Jacques Sempé (more recently)
Here's what some of them look like on the shelf.
Here's what some of them look like on the shelf.
Original drawing
Original drawing
A signed print
A signed print
Women and Children First (1962)
Women and Children First (1962)
Women and Children First  (paperback version) (1962)
Women and Children First (paperback version) (1962)
Rien N'est Simple (1962)
Rien N'est Simple (1962)
Young Nicolas (1962)
Young Nicolas (1962)
Tout Se Complique (1963)
Tout Se Complique (1963)
In France Nothing Is Simple (1964)
In France Nothing Is Simple (1964)
Monsieur Lambert (1965) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: Monsieur Lambert (1965) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Des Hauts et des Bas (1970)
Des Hauts et des Bas (1970)
St. Tropaz (1971) (inscribed)
:: St. Tropaz (1971) (inscribed) ::
Face a Face (1972) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: Face a Face (1972) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
El Pequeno Nicolas (1972)
El Pequeno Nicolas (1972)
Bonjour Bonsoir (1974)
Bonjour Bonsoir (1974)
La grande panique (1975) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: La grande panique (1975) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Nicholas on Holiday (1978)
Nicholas on Holiday (1978)
Kleine Abweichung (1978)
Kleine Abweichung (1978)
The Musicians (1980) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: The Musicians (1980) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Displays of Affection (1981)
Displays of Affection (1981)
comme par hasard (1981)
comme par hasard (1981)
De Bon Matin (1983)
De Bon Matin (1983)
Sempé Exposition Ville de Caen (1984)
Sempé Exposition Ville de Caen (1984)
Vaguement competitif  (1985) (signed with original drawing)
:: Vaguement competitif (1985) (signed with original drawing) ::
Luxe, Calme & Volupte (1987)
Luxe, Calme & Volupte (1987)
On Holiday (1990)
On Holiday (1990)
ames soeurs (1991)
ames soeurs (1991)
Par Avion (1991)
Par Avion (1991)
Simple question d'equilibre (1992 ed.)
Simple question d'equilibre (1992 ed.)
Insondables Mysteres (1993) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: Insondables Mysteres (1993) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Beau Temps (1999)
Beau Temps (1999)
Quelques Manifestants (2000)
Quelques Manifestants (2000)
Un peu de Paris (2001)
Un peu de Paris (2001)
The World According to Sempe (2001) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: The World According to Sempe (2001) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Martin Pebble (2006)
Martin Pebble (2006)
Nothing is Simple (2006) (signed)
:: Nothing is Simple (2006) (signed) ::
Sunny Spells (2006) (signed)
:: Sunny Spells (2006) (signed) ::
Mixed Messages (2006) (signed)
:: Mixed Messages (2006) (signed) ::
Everything Is Complicated (2006) (signed)
:: Everything Is Complicated (2006) (signed) ::
Sempe's 'New York Times' Posters
:: Sempe's 'New York Times' Posters ::
Credit Suisse campaign
:: Credit Suisse campaign ::
Sempe's Punch Covers
:: Sempe's Punch Covers ::
Sempe's Moustique Covers
:: Sempe's Moustique Covers ::
French stamps featuring Sempe's work
French stamps featuring Sempe's work
Limited ed. piece
Limited ed. piece
Image of original cartoon courtesy of J.M. Bertin
Image of original cartoon courtesy of J.M. Bertin
Sempe on the cover of Rallye jeunesse (May 1962)
Sempe on the cover of Rallye jeunesse (May 1962)