Cinglants châtiments (Scathing Punishments) was the second Prima title to be illustrated by Hérouard under his Herric pseudonym. The author of this spanking classic is one ‘Walter Flog’, a rather too obvious pseudonym, who appears only this once in the spanking oeuvre. It appears not to have been as popular as Matée par le fouet, since it was not reissued and had no English translation, so although the Herric illustrations skilfully continued the same theme the rather predictable text floated fewer sado-erotic boats.

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