RSF - Reporters Without Borders
After a career spanning more than sixty years, from the creation of Petit Nicolas in 1960 to dozens of covers for The New Yorker magazine, Reporters Without Borders honors a living national treasure, Jean-Jacques Sempé, in its 61st album. In a tender tribute, this new edition revisits Sempé’s France, a poetic and hilarious country in black and white or pastel colors. In vast landscapes or interiors too big or too narrow for them, his characters measure themselves against the greatness, smallness and mysteries of life and send us back to our humanity with a stroke of the pencil or a pencil.
Welcome to Sempé’s France, the timeless homeland of a marvelous draftsman without borders.
Special feature: What horizon for the local press?
Drawings by Sempé
Reporters sans frontières
On newsstands and in bookstores on July 5, 2019
Marie-René de La Guillonnière
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Communiqué de presse (pdf, in French only)