French cartoonist Sempé, famous for New Yorker covers, dies at 89

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French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé, who gained international recognition with a series of more than 100 drawings for the covers of The New Yorker magazine, has died at the age of 89, his biographer said. , quoted by the AFP news agency.

His vignettes often showed small figures set in large urban landscapes, drawn with delicate lines, and offered subtle social commentary on modern life.

“Jean-Jacques Sempé had the grace to always remain light and had an eye for everything,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet.

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