NOTHING IS SIMPLE was the first book of SempÃ© drawings, originally published in 1962. In this classic SempÃ© collection, we find a timeless mix of everyday moments and surreal situations, captured with characteristic playfulness and attention to detail. SempÃ©'s world is populated by nosy neighbors, mischievous schoolboys and thwarted lovers, by snooty holidaymakers and crowds of frustrated commuters in the big city. In one classic series, a woman looks horrified to witness an accident involving a truck, a restaurant-front and several bystander, and rushes to her friend's house to report, not of the accident, but the fact that she saw her friend's husband stepping out of a nearby bar with another woman. These inimitable drawings and watercolors, accompanied by perfectly judged deadpan captions, are fresh, engaging and hilarious.
SempÃ©'s work, once just the one-of-a-kind illustrations that appeared before our eyes in delightful yet sporadic moments, can now be brought home as an enchanting part of every family's library. NOTHING IS SIMPLE, just one volume of four, includes more than 100 illustrations, both pen and ink, with captions translated by Anthea Bell. Professionals, children, and adults of any age will fall in love with these charming books....Continua