Zines – French SF Illustration

Enki Bilal

Unknown French Sci-Fi Illustration

Philippe Caza

Wojciech Siudmak

A Halloween special here, consisting of zero Halloween related material! Instead what we do have is an excellent selection of obscure(ish) French SF Illustration…

These images come via bxzzines.blogspot.com a blogger site maintained by “Clifford Brown” (an anonymous pseudonym) The focus is mainly on vintage soft erotic magazines and related material; however Clifford also blends the occasional SF & Fantasy Scan into the mix, and that’s where this set has come from…

Here’s a link to the full post with 30 or so large scans: http://bit.ly/aPjHlO there is some mild nudity on the site, hence the warning. Merci beaucoup à Pierre for originally pointing me in the right direction!

Top: I think this is a Moebius Illustration (or is it Enki Bilal?) as I’m unsure of the source I can’t confirm – If you do know the origin please post a comment…

2nd Top: No real info on this piece I’m afraid, I’m guessing it’s from the 60’s? – The creatures great anyway…

3rd Top: This is definitely the work of Philippe Caza, again I’m not sure of the exact source though it’s dated 1973. Caza really does possess a knack when it comes to Illustrating freaky looking monsters – out there! Check more of Philippe Caza here

Bottom: A slice of Psychedelic Sci-Fi and Surrealism dating from 1970, these paintings are part of a set composed by polish born but French based artist: Wojciech Siudmak – more of him here: http://www.siudmak.com/

Once again the link to the source: http://bit.ly/aPjHlO

19 thoughts on “Zines – French SF Illustration”

  1. All the images comes from Opta SF book collection CLA (except Caza’s)(http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_du_Livre_d%E2%80%99Anticipation). Illustrators made Cover interior double page and some interior images.
    First one is a Moebius illustration for … could not find the book. Too bad. Never, never, Bilal could draw such a nice illustration. Moebius worked a lot for the collection and did some beautiful things.
    Second one could be a young Druillet’s illustration but not sure at all.

  2. It’s not really obscure as CLA –Club Du Livre D’Anticipation– was published for 23 years and it was one of the most prestigious collection of sci-fi in France. The entire collection is 127 volumes. The artist of the second illustration is Claude Auclair, a comic book artist.

  3. fair enough Jerry – you know more than me :) I guess I meant obscure to me, but then that’s much of the work I’ve posted on here… I’ll update the post with your notes… cheers!

  4. I just found out where the Caza’s illustration come from, it’s actually also from a CLA: LE MONDE DES PTAVVS by Larry Niven, 1974. Caza said his illustration is an homage to Kirby.

  5. first picture is form Moebius
    illustration to Robert Heinlein “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress”
    made 1975 for editor Opta
    here the cover http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SSm_P2Lo8wg/TLpzu3GVXoI/AAAAAAAAENk/aFoVboeLchc/s1600/scan246.jpg

    Second Picture, I dont know

    third picture is from Phillip Caza
    Illustration to Larry Niven “The World of Ptavvs”
    here the cover http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SSm_P2Lo8wg/TLpxpYOik2I/AAAAAAAAEKc/K0ex1fM0B1E/s1600/scan141.jpg
    made 1973 for editor Opta

    fourth Picture is from Wojciech Siudmak

  6. To complete the previous comments, Auclair’s illustration is on A.E. Van Vogt’s “Destination Univers / Au-delà du néant” book (1969) and Siudmak on the P.K. Dick volume (Le Maitre du Haut-Chateau & Dr Bloodmoney, 1970).
    Thanks for your superb site Kieran !

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