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  • shaking out the doormat
  • eating snacks for dinner
  • Paper Mate pens
  • Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles named after Renaissance artists
  • the bodaciousness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • a reminder of purpose
  • World Elephant Day
  • a mythical world of mischievous schoolboys, daydreamers, nosy neighbors, holidaymakers, and swooning lovers
  • a kind of pictorial haiku
  • an illustrator who never attended art school
  • a city of mansard roofs, high windows, and wrought-iron balconies
  • Sempé's man in the dunes, alone at the beachfront at the end of a perfect September day, tipping his hat at the incoming Atlantic
  • Jean-Jacques Sempé, cartoonist
  • the cartoons of Charles Addams, Saul Steinberg, and James Thurber in the New Yorker