Bizarre: The Complete Reprint of John Willie's Bizarre, Vols. 1-26 (Specials)
The two books are in a box which is still in the original cellophane. Unfortunately, the cellophane is torn. The box has two slightly damaged corners.
See pictures, these are from another set because the set offered here is in mint condition. The books have not been out of the box.
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.
Illustration of Bizarre.
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 clear, anatomically correct style.
Other characters include U69, 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.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Book Title
- Bizarre vol. 1 en vol. 2
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition
- English German French
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- 207×127 mm