Panic Stations

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

Jean-Jacques Sempé


Price: USD$29.95



  • The fifth anthology of witty and enchanting sketches and cartoons by one of the world’s
    best-loved illustrators
  • In this collection Sempé returns to some of his favourite themes – unspoken truths, failed communications and hidden talents – as well as exploring a batch of new subjects: familiar characters such as artists, psychoanalysts and married couples appear alongside unpredictable children, tyrannical computers and surprisingly friendly aliens
  • Originally published in France in 1966, and now available to a worldwide English-speaking audience for the first time, Sempé’s witty drawings will delight cartoon connoisseurs and Francophiles as well as the general public
  • Translated by Anthea Bell, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and
    the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize


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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