Sempe

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Birthday
17, 1932
Birthplace
Bordeaux, France
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Bordeaux, France

About

French cartoonist most famous for his 1950s comic Le Petit Nicolas. His work has also appeared on the cover of The New Yorker more times than any other artist.

Before Fame

After briefly serving in the Army, he relocated to Paris to study with the great Rene Goscinny, a French cartoonist who taught him the innerworkings of the business.

Trivia

In 2002, a film was made about his life: Sempé, Rêver Pour Dessiner.

Family Life

He was born in Bordeaux, France.

Associated With

He and Francoise Mouly were among two of France's most famous cartoonists.