Joann Sfar





Joann Sfar

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August 28, 1971

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Joann Sfar (born August 28, 1971 in Nice) is a French comics artist, comic book creator, and film director.

Sfar is considered one of the most important artists of the new wave of Franco-Belgian comics. Many of his comics were published by L'Association which was founded in 1990 by Jean-Christophe Menu and six other artists. He also worked together with many of the new movement's main artists, e.g. David B. and Lewis Trondheim. The Donjon series which he created with Trondheim has a cult following in many countries.

Some of his comics are inspired by his Jewish heritage as the son of Jewish parents (an Ashkenazi mother and a Sephardic father). He himself says that there is Ashkenazi humor in his Professeur Bell series (loosely based on Joseph
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Did you notice it’s cold? According to some psychologist’s article I read in the newspaper, “the French population overreacts to unusual temperatures”. I can tell you he’s not from Nice! Well, how are you anyway? I’m fine. Hey, I read such a cute thing! A very well informed guy wrote in another newspaper that I was “from now on, a movie-oriented artist”, like “Sfar ain’t doing an...

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“You've been the rabbi here for thirty years and these guys who've never set foot here want to decide who should be rabbi or not. And to lead prayer in Hebrew for Jews who speak Arabic, they want you to write in French. So I say they're nuts.”
Joann Sfar, The Rabbi's Cat

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“I believe God loves those moments when we do without him.”
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