Tetsu’s second, much larger, erotic portfolio was published when he was in his late eighties, so represents a lifetime of observing how people interact in intimate situations. Les belles manières translates as ‘good manners’, a tongue-in-cheek reference to mature French behaviour, complete with tricolour flags, the foreign legion, and a miniature Eifel Tower.

While most definitely in traditional cartoon style, his middle-aged characters have curves in all the right places, and the situations they find themselves in will ring bells of reality for many.

Les belles manières was published by Jacques Glénat, a Paris-based publisher well known for cartoon and erotic titles.