The artistic temperament is nothing to be trifled with. Brooding, exultant, self-critical, and grandiose, the creative personality is not easy to live with, whether as a roommate, lover, or occupant of one’s own mind. Next Year If All Goes Well (1981) presents the dilemmas encountered by a pair of young lovebirds in the revolutionary context of 1968 Paris. The male of the match is a dedicated and serious cartoonist whose work and world view both dictate that he look askance at society as it is commonly accepted. How can he possibly marry his girlfriend and pop out a baby? Sacre bleu! How dreadfully bourgeoise! On the other hand, if old pencil fingers sticks to his principles and his drawing board, he may lose the love of a lifetime.