If you can't make it to Paris for this week's shows, relish in the City of Lights' charms vicariously through one artist's works. Renowned New Yorker cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé's new book of illustrations, A Little Bit of Paris, takes its audience there without the transatlantic flight. Parisian streets, cafes, and parks come to life on page and add sentimental value to the phrase: We'll always have Paris--at least on your bookshelf. (A Little Bit of Paris, $25, at amazon.com) -- Elle.com October 2007
About the Author
is a French cartoonist best known in the US for his cover illustrations on The New Yorker magazine. His career started in the Franco-Belgian comics industry, and he is best known internationally for a strip called "Le petit Nicolas" which started in the 1950s. In the US, he is celebrated for his poster-like illustrations that convey a story through a single frame.