Foto: © Lian Hong / Opale
Jean-Jacques Sempé was born in Bordeaux in 1932. Originally planning to become a jazz musician, he worked for a wine merchant until he received the Prix Carrizey, an award for young drawers, at the age of 19. His caricatures and drawings appeared in ›Paris Match‹, ›Punch‹, ›Marie-Claire‹, ›L'Express‹ and, from 1978, in the ›New Yorker‹. Mentioning Sempé together with names such as Goscinny and Patrick Süskind is almost unavoidable. Without them, figures such as ›Little Nick‹ and ›The Story of Mr Sommer‹ would be unthinkable.
- e. o.-plauen-Preis , 2007
- Die tz-Rose der Woche vom 9. bis 16. Dezember 2005 für ›Neues vom kleinen Nick‹ , 2005
- Kinderbuch-Couch-Star* für ›Neues vom kleinen Nick‹ , 2005
- Marcellin Caillou, Claude Alix, 2004