Fievres Nocturnes by Toshio Saeki
Publisher: Editions Cornélius
A cult artist, Toshio Saeki is the inventor of a unique style in a field that he has totally transformed, the ero guro - which can be translated as "erotic-grotesque scenes". This genre, whose paternity is attributed to the writer Edogawa Ranpo, finds its source in the origins of classical Japanese drawing, nourishing monsters and nightmarish scenes in many prints through time. Saeki, by declining traditional motifs and mixing them with his own obsessions, echoed the anxieties of his generation, the youth of the 1970s, who believed they could free themselves from the conventions of a paternalistic society before experiencing disillusion .
This second volume of the anthology follows the work Rêve écarlate and compiles illustrations published between 1972 and 1974 in the magazine SM Selecto .
PLEASE NOTE: this illustration book has a preface translated into three languages (French, English and Japanese).