Inspiration: Guy Peellaert’s comics

Last year, when I first  saw Guy Peellaert‘s comic strip panels in the French film Jeu De Massacre (1966), I realized that I had used these same images years ago  as my desktop wallpaper but at the time, had no idea where they were from and who they were by.

And so I Googled for more Peellaert comic strip imagery, and learned about The Adventures of Jodelle and Pravda – the two ‘erotic’ pop-art comics that he produced in the late 60’s  before he became famous for Rock Dreams See my flickr set.

For months, I searched for these out of print comic books and the few copies of Jodelle on Amazon were going for close to $100. Imagine how thrilled I was last week, when I found a first edition copy for $16! The Jodelle story itself is kinda silly… the characters inhabit a “Roman” Space Age world with horse-drawn convertibles, naked/topless spy-girls, naked soldiers, and a few vampires.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the minimalistic yet dynamic style and the loud bright colors. Lots of hot pinks and oranges, reds and yellows.

I haven’t been able to locate a copy of Pravda but the great  news is that Fantagraphics will be reprinting both of these books later THIS YEAR! I cannot wait.

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2 Responses to “Inspiration: Guy Peellaert’s comics”

  1. Gabriel Bernini Says:

    Are you Lili Chin from Flickr? I got a copy of Jodelle and this week I found Pravda by just $30. I’m so exciteddddddd

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