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Jean-Jacques Sempé, the designer of Petit Nicolas, died at the age of 89

2022-08-11T20:27:00.260Z

The cartoonist died Thursday, in his vacation home, said Marc Lecarpentier, his biographer and friend.



The designer Jean-Jacques Sempé, illustrator of the adventures of Petit Nicolas, died at the age of 89, his wife announced this Thursday to AFP.

"Comedy designer"

"Comedian designer Jean-Jacques Sempé died peacefully (Thursday) evening, August 11 (2022), in his 89th year, in his vacation home, surrounded by his wife and close friends

," said Marc Lecarpentier. , his biographer and friend, in a statement to AFP.

Born in Pessac, near Bordeaux, Jean-Jacques Sempé had published numerous cartoons for several titles such as

Le Figaro

,

the Nouvel Observateur

, the

New Yorker

and even

the Express

.

He was also the illustrator of the adventures of

Petit Nicolas,

written by René Goscinny.

Source: lefigaro

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