From the publisher:
An unpublished, unfinished and supremely provocative work by Master Pichard.
Georges Pichard, a great draftsman, was the teacher, among others, of Joann Sfar, David B. and Annie Goetzinger, and a talented pornographer, a disciple of the divine Marquis de Sade. Glénat editions are proud to be able to offer a completely new book by the author of Marie-Gabrielle de Saint-Eutrope. It consists of more than 120 pages, hitherto carefully hidden from public view. Once more Pichard subverts religious imagery, offering a sort of breviary of the Saints of Christendom, with the accent upon scenes of torture. The gap between pain and pleasure is tenuous... like that between fascination and disgust. Twelve pages are in pencil or partially inked, offering a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of a great artist whose graphic work is easily the equal of Jacques Tardi or Robert Crumb.