Série Z is inspired by farcical Pulp magazines covers from the 30s to the 50s; dramatic and fantastic, staging it's protagonists like they are real life heroes.
The low budget publications did not allow for original illustrations and the publishers and editors in chief being unscrupulous, led to images being overworked and over recycled, often leading to the most absurd paradox ( The same woman being a tortured prisoner found herself being a sadomasochist queen the following month!).
By using the same recycling criteria, the same characters from Serie Z find themselves in other situations to tell different stories.
The vivid colors meant to attract the customer passing by the stand, and giving the feeling of hyper reality are recreated through the medium of photography which was not an option at the time, four-color process printing being too expensive back then.
The fantasized image of a half naked desperate woman in a perilous situation at the hand of the enemy and freed by a fearless man meant to appeal to the reader's manhood who's identifying with the hero is used here, and twisted to make the woman a true actor in the situation.
The Field From Outer Space and Dilemma have been created in collaboration with Cedric Moreau.
On the Beach
The Field From Outer Space