Les tyrans passionnels (Passionate Tyrants) is a late Carl-illustrated title from Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies, interestingly giving René-Michel Desergy’s real name as the author. The illustrations, in bistre-brown, are more finished than many, leading some to wonder if these are by the same ‘Carlo’ as some of the earlier books.

The multiple-enema contraption is one of Carlo’s most original – and thought-provoking.

We are grateful to Steve Mullins of the Olympia Press website (www.parisolympiapress.com) for these illustrations.