Thursday, August 20, 2009

MANDRAGORA : A Comic by CAZA 1980

Caza began to publish work in the magazine Pilote, starting with his series Quand les costumes avaient des dents (When Costumes had Teeth) in 1971 , followed by other short work . The series of stories Scènes de la vie de banlieue (Scenes of Suburban Life) was published in 1975 , followed by the L'Âge d'Ombre stories , Les Habitants du crépuscule and Les Remparts de la nuit.

With the emergence of the magazine Métal Hurlant in 1975 , Caza began to supply work within the science-fiction genre , with titles such as Sanguine , L’oiseau poussière , initially working with an exhaustive black and white dot technique . This was later abandoned for a style of colour use which would become a trademark , as seen in later work such as Arkhê , Chimères and Laïlah .

From 1985 to 1987 , he worked closely with Rene Laloux on the animated film Gandahar , based on the novel by Jean-Pierre Andrevon .

Mahdragora - Mandrake

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae) . Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as hyoscyamine and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to resemble human figures , their roots have long been used in magic rituals , today also in neopagan religions such as Wicca and Germanic revivalism religions such as Odinism . (It is alleged[who?] that magicians would form this root into a crude resemblance to the human figure , by pinching a constriction a little below the top , so as to make a kind of head and neck , and twisting off the upper branches except two , which they leave as arms , and the lower , except two , which they leave as legs.)

O Μανδραγόρας είναι
ποώδεις φυτό που το βρίσκουμε στις μεσογειακές χώρες με μεγάλα φύλλα και με ρίζα διχαλωτή που μοιάζει με ανοιχτά πόδια ανθρώπου που στέκεται όρθιος.
Ο θρύλος μιλάει για αυτοτιμωρία κάποιου άντρα που ερωτεύτηκε μια νεράιδα και όταν αυτή έχασε την ζωή της θέλησε να την ακολουθήσει και ζήτησε να τον θάψουν όρθιο δίπλα της και όταν κάποιος πάει να τον ξεριζώσει από δίπλα της αυτός βγάζει μια φωνή-στριγκλιά που σκότωνε ή τρέλαινε όποιον δεν είχε προφυλαγμένα τα αυτιά του εκείνη την ώρα.

Aυτόν που βρήκαμε στην Ανάφη το 2002 , τους " Καλούς " μας πήγε καλά , τους " Κακούς " τους έστειλε κατά διαόλου !!!


  1. Hello,
    I'm afraid you didn't ask for authorization to publish CAZA's work on your blog... So it would be great either to take it away, or better, put links to near each file you published.
    Romain Cazaumayou

  2. Ok my friend . We put the link you gave us about Caza . Thanks !

  3. Ok. Thank you. Did you see we put it in english : CAZA / eBOOK is an online store designed to sell e-BOOKS – PDF or ePub – of his lesser-known productions, including material not widely-circulated or no longer circulated, as well as never-published work.