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Highs and Lows

A collection of illustrations by world-renowned cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé.

Jean-Jacques Sempé


Price: USD$29.95



  • The sixth collection of classic illustrations and cartoons by Sempé (b.1932) to be published by Phaidon
  • In Highs and Lows, Sempé deals with the contrasts, contradictions and absurdities of modern urban life
  • Originally published in France in 1970 and now available to an English-speaking audience for the first time
  • Sempe's laconic, perfectly judged texts were translated by Anthea Bell, who helped bring Asterix the Gaul to the English-speaking world
  • Will appeal to cartoon connoisseurs and Francophiles as well as the general public


About the author(s)
Jean-Jacques Sempé (b.1932) is one of the world's most successful illustrators and cartoonists. He is the illustrator of the classic children's-book character, Nicholas, and author of a collection of some thirty albums of his cartoons and graphic novels, all published or to be published by Phaidon. His world-renowned illustrations and cartoons are featured on the cover of the New Yorker and in Paris Match.


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