Philippe Caza (b. 1940) has just published Les Monstres du Placard, an e-book collecting much of his early work. Caza explains that "Some Monsters from the Closet" contains "comics pages published during the seventies, in magazines or fanzines and never collected in albums (or forgotten…)."
I've highlighted some of my favorite images here. Last year I featured Caza's 1970 psychedelic graphic novel masterpiece Kris Kool (also now available as an ebook).
For 6.50 euros (Paypal accepted) you get a gorgeous hi-res PDF and/or epub file—70 pages of rare work lovingly assembled and restored by Caza and his son Romain. Support them and buy it!
From "There are Mickeys everywhere!", a short story issued in the french fanzine Krukuk # 6, in 73.
These next four images are from "Rêve d'eau" ("Water dream"), published in Actuel # 6 (March '71). Actuel was an underground magazine created in '71 in France by Jean-François Bizot.
Caza writes, "Here, in fac-simile, the pages of the magazine with their strange colors (underground style!) and, in black and white, my originals."
Above and below images are from "Bip-bip", published in Actuel #15 (December 71)
Caza writes, "I was a great fan of Moscoso, Crumb, Griffin, and some other US underground comix that I could find at one bookseller in Paris."
These three come from "Jacno and Ozalide," a short story published in '71 by fanzine Zinograph, and later, in '77, by another fanzine, A comme…
Caza: "My idea was to do something 'Kris Kool style,' but for children, and without psychedelic colors, only some black and white decorative effects 'à la Aubrey Beardsley.'"
Caza explains: "These last two are extracts from 'Quand les costumes avaient des dents' ('When suits had teeth'), a series of short stories published during '71 and '72 in Pilote, the celebrated magazine directed by René Goscinny."
Previously: Kris Kool
Thanks again to David @ Jive Time Records for sharing Kris Kool last year.