A couple of months back Alison brought home an advance copy of a new english translation of Nicholas, written by the
co creator of Asterix, Goscinny and drawn by cartoonist Sempe. I think this is the first time the book has been translated into English and available here but I'm not sure about that. French children grew up with with these stories after it was published in 1959. I love the drawings by Sempe in this book and thought I would post a couple pix. From Phaidon books.
On my daily bike ride I stopped in at the neighborhood book store and right out front in the 50 cent box was a first printing of S. J Perelmans THe Swiss Family Perelman with killer illustrations by Hirshfeld. I have Westward Ha and Hirshfelds show business book so I was real happy get this. Ended the evening by watching the Fritz Lang Noir, Clash by Night with beautiful Marily Monroe looking like referance for a Frazetta romance comic.