Sempe: Nothing Is Simple
Sempe: Nothing is Simple
Nothing is Simple is classic Sempe - a timeless mix of everyday moments and surreal situations, captured with characteristic playfulness and attention to detail. Sempe's world is populated by nosy neighbours, mischievous schoolboys and thwarted lovers, by snooty holidaymakers and crowds of frustrated commuters in the big city. These inimitable drawings and watercolours, accompanied by perfectly judged deadpan captions, are fresh, engaging and funny, and will be appreciated by cartoon connoisseurs and Francophiles as well as the general public.
"Sempe goes about showing us up with great good nature. ... his drawing is consistently delightful."-Anthea Bell, Sunday Telegraph "Drawings [that] are eloquent in every language."-Quentin Blake, The Week "[Sempe] is, par excellence, the master of the panoramic cartoon... Captions [...] have been brilliantly translated by Anthea Bell... There are many talented French cartoonists. [...] [Sempe] is the most universal... Sempe cartoons are a kind of illustrative haiku. In such small space he conveys a great amount of meaning... An infinite delight in the complexity and ambivalence - and the humour - of the everyday and the ordinary."-The Independent "[Sempe] started life as a journeyman cartoonist, drawing single gags. From there he has...