Le cuir triomphant (Triumphant Leather) stands out from other Carlo/Mac Clyde collaborations on several counts – the coloured cover design is possibly his most truly artistic, several of the inside plates are printed in two colours, and the book includes 46 illustrations, the most Carlo ever produced for a single title.

Above all, as the title suggests, Le cuir triomphant is an early paean to leather bondage in all its glories. Novices Solange, Glory and May are initiated to everything that author and illustrator can imagine by way of fetish punishment, providing the opportunity for some of Carlo’s best inventions.