Monday, October 23, 2006

An Interview with Jean-Jacques Sempé

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.


Mike Lynch said...

I just thought it was a stand-alone illustration. Didn't know is was a cartoon.

Unknown said...

A little late seeing this, but the original drawing has the shadow of a jet aeroplane passing over the ground.


Mike Lynch said...

Thanks, Perry! I appreciate you solving this!