From The Independent, an interview with Sempé by John Lichfield.
"He draws that which satisfies his harshest critic - himself. Finding new ideas is a daily torture. If something works - as a drawing, as a joke, as a story - that is a relief, a triumph over the tyranny of the blank sheet of paper."
Phaidon Press is publishing a number of Sempé's works, most for the first time, in North America.
Hat tip to Comics Reporter.