Bizarre. The complete Reprint in 2 vol., Willie.
I, Vols. I-13 ; II, Vols. 14-26. Texte anglais et traduction allemande et française.
- Etat/Condition: bon et propre, couverture minimes traces d'usures, quelques rousseurs sur les tranches, vol. 2 joint à la page de titre légèrement desserré /good and clean, minor shelfwear, some spotting to the edges, vol. 2 hinges slightly cracked at title page.
- Illustrations: de nombreuses illustrations en partie en couleur sur planches et dans le texte / numerous illustrations partly in colour on plates and in the text.
John Alexander Scott Coutts (9 December 1902 – 5 August 1962), better known by the pseudonym John Willie, was an artist, fetish photographer, editor and the publisher of the first 20 issues of the fetish magazine Bizarre, featuring his characters Sweet Gwendoline and Sir Dystic d'Arcy. Though distributed underground, Bizarre magazine had a far-reaching impact on later fetish-themed publications and experienced a resurgence in popularity, along with fetish model Bettie Page, starting in the 1970s.
Bizarre magazine began in late 1945, while Coutts was living in Canada. He published the magazine under the pseudonym of "John Willie", a name he kept for the duration of his career. Willie was introduced to the American fetish underground by Charles Guyette and later worked with Irving Klaw, the infamous BDSM merchandiser later charged with obscenity, but he is best known for his fetish cartoon character Sweet Gwendoline, which he drew in a style that influenced later artists such as Gene Bilbrew and Eric Stanton. Other characters include U69 (censored to U89 in some editions), the raven-haired dominatrix who ties up Gwendoline and Sir Dystic d'Arcy, the only prominent male character and probably a parody of Willie himself. Sweet Gwendoline was published as a serial in Robert Harrison's mainstream girlie magazine Wink from June 1947 to February 1950 and later in several other magazines over the years.
Bizarre was published, at irregular intervals, from 1946 to 1959. The magazine included many photographs, often of Willie's wife, and drawings of costume designs, some based on ideas from readers. There were also many letters from readers: he was accused of inventing these but insisted that they were genuine. These letters covered topics such as high heels, bondage, amputee fetishism, sadomasochism, transvestism, corsets and body modification. The magazine was suspended completely from 1947 to 1951. By 1956 Coutts was ready to give up the magazine and that year he sold it to someone described only as R.E.B., who published six more issues before Bizarre finally folded in 1959.
John Alexander Scott Coutts ou John Willie (nom de scène), né le 9 décembre 1902 à Singapour et mort le 5 août 1962 d'une tumeur cérébrale en Angleterre, est un photographe du bondage, SM, scénariste et dessinateur britannique de bandes dessinées, connu avant tout pour son travail sur la série érotique Sweet Gwendoline, adaptée en film en 1984 par Just Jaeckin sous le titre Gwendoline.
|D'occasion - Bon
|1 janv. 1995
|Auteur / Cartographe / Photographe
|Reliure / Format
|21 x 14 cm