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This page contains the largest selection of rare and current publications by Bruno Richard / Elles Sont De Sortie ever made available for sale. Most of these books were published in very limited editions and were only available directly from the author of through a bookshop in Paris. All volumes are in mint condition.


BRUNO RICHARD / ELLES SONT DE SORTIE


With his confrontational personality and strong individuality, his guttural, aggressive and uncompromising drawing style and his experimentation in book publishing, Bruno Richard – for a long time together, actually in a sort of symbiosis, with the late Pascal Doury – is one of the pioneers, and remains one of the most consisting figures, of the so called graphzine artists: starting in the mid-seventies almost simultaneously with the Bazooka group, composed of a new wave of French artists such as Loulou Picasso, Kiki Picasso, Olivia Clavel, T5 dur, etc., to create a revolutionary and later highly influential style of illustration and publication, in a similar way to what slightly older American underground artists like Gary Panter, Mark Beyer and Art Spiegelman were doing through the pages of the contemporary RAW magazine, to which he and Doury also contributed at the time, keeping even today strong connections with its promoters. Richard's amazing body of work made of many thousands of drawings (at least one per day since the beginning) has almost exclusively been offered to the public, rather than by making original artworks circulate, through publication in magazines and books (the medium he likes better and finds more suitable), experimenting with formats, papers, bindings and methods of reproductions, constituting in most part a fake series named Elles Sont De Sortie (also the name of a non-existing group composed by Richard and Doury) spreading through mainly self-made, limited-edition productions, some volumes on official publishers (Futuropolis, Balland, Jean-Paul Rocher, Limage, Autrement, Humanoïdes Associés, etc.) and contributions to magazines (Charlie mensuel, RAW, Infrarot, Zoulou, OBCN, etc.), and becoming through the years one of the most substantial and revered series in the world of graphzines and artist's books.


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NEON DE SURO (self-published, Mallorca 1980)

Edition of 5000 copies. A beautiful 8 page tabloid (30x42cm) of full page b/w drawings of faces. A “fullet monografic de divulgacio” donated with the originals to support the Neon De Suro association. Impossible to find despite the large edition.


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ELLES SONT DE SORTIE – NEGRES VULVES, NOIR BITES (Images-Images, Paris 1988)


Edition of 500 hand-numbered copies signed by both Doury and Richard (plus 100 copies h.c.). A superb hard-bound 25x30cm book with embossed cover, with 200 glossy b/w pages presenting  a large selection of drawings by Bruno Richard (contributing also hand-written texts) and Pascal Doury, as well as pages by Ti 5 dur, Gary Panter and Mark Beyer. Hand-numbered and signed on the colophon by both Bruno Richard and Pascal Doury. Rightly considered one of the essential and most beautiful ESDS publications.


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BÉBÉ – N° 33 DE LA REVUE ELLES SONT DE SORTIE (self-published, Paris 1992)



Edition of 500 (unstated) copies never distributed before.  A beautiful 21x30cm softbound book with 136 glossy pages of intimate b/w polaroids of E.B. from the end of 1980 to the beginning of 1988. Until now only a handful of copies were given to friends, the rest being held from distribution in the author's archives. One of the most unusual publications in the ESDS series.


PRICE € 69












ELLES SONT DE SORTIE # 40? – DIRTY LOVE AUTOPSY (10.000 Humans Edicions, Palma de Mallorca 1994)

A striking hard-bound 21x30cm, full color book, with 52 pages offset of drawings of tortured women with watercolours, plus full page drawings by Tomeu Cabot, Gary Panter, Mark Beyer and Pascal Doury, and pornographic polaroids on the cover. Possibly one of the most beautiful ESDS publications. Please note that the bad quality of the cover lamination is common to all copies.


PRICE € 69














50 LETTRES DOCUMENTAIRES (self-published, Paris 1999)

Edition of 100? (unstated) copies. A 15x21cm photocopied booklet, 52 b/w pages, which is a self-published (by Richard) anthology of 'documentary letters' originally published by Philippe Billé as a xeroxed bulletin (on all kind of subjects) throughout the years, compiled by Bruno Richard adding a postface. Texts in French, with small illustrations (not by ESDS) throughout.


PRICE € 9















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 51? – (COSTES ILLUSTRE') UNE FOIS MORT, L, M, OU N, ELLE OU ELLE, TU T'EN BRANLERAS ET TU L'OUBLIERAS (self-published, Paris 2001)

Edition of 450 copies. A fantastic concept-book beautifully published as a classic French-style paperback, 15x23cm offset, 112 b/w pages. Loosely based on the outrageous work of French live performer and musician Costes, it is a total Bruno Richard book, superbly designed with the text alternated or mixed with his own drawings, pictures of Costes' shows, found pictures, sketches and notes, and the occasional drawing by Mark Beyer, Tomeu Cabot y Josep Alberti, Pascal Doury, Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, Ti 5 dur and Marianne.


PRICE € 19

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 53 – BAILLONNE MON ENNUI. BRICOLE MOI UNE MORT (self-published, Paris 2000)

Edition of 100? (unstated) copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 40 b/w pages of sex drawings and a little text.


PRICE € 15
















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 57 – AMPUTEE BABY LET ME SHOW YOU HOW (self-published, Paris 2001)

Edition of 100? (unstated) copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 40 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text.


PRICE € 15
















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE SANS PASCAL (DOURY) N° 58 (self-published, Paris 2001)

Edition of 100? (unstated) copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 44b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text.


PRICE € 15
















ESDS (SANS PASCAL) # 60 – FUEGO (DI MIERDA) EN LAS ENTRANAS (self-published, Paris 2002)

Edition of 100? (unstated) copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 40 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text.


PRICE € 9
















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE SANS PASCAL N° 62 – FILM SAL (Jean-Paul Rocher Editeur, Paris 2002)

A fantastic concept-book beautifully published as a classic French-style paperback. 15x23cm offset, 128 b/w pages of drawings or dirty pictures alternating with the explosive text, “dirty french-english translation Dirti film”, plus one drawing by Pascal Doury. A slick and sick masterpiece.


PRICE € 15

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE 69 – HYMMELLE (Timeless, Villeneuve Tolosane 2004)

Edition of 100 copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 44 b/w pages of drawings of mainly women with reproductions of their source (pages from an art auction catalogue) and a little text.


PRICE € 12

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 74 ? – OBSCENES COLOR COMPULTIONS (self-published, Paris 2005)

Edition of 100 copies, practically never distributed. A spiral-bound 15x21cm laser-copied booklet, with 34 full color pages of diverse drawings, with protecting transparent plastic sheets with text.


PRICE € 15

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ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 77 ? – BESTIAL BOOK(self-published, Paris 2005)

Edition of 50? (unstated) copies, practically never distributed. A thick 21x30cm photo- and laser-copied book with 116 b/w + 18 full color pages, protected by thick cardboard sheets with stamp and printed transparent plastic covers, alternating a page of text with a page of drawings from different periods, with contributions by Pascal Doury, Mark Beyer, Gary Panter, Ti 5 dur, Savage Pencil, Tomeu Cabot, Georgeanne Deen, Rory Hayes, Hokusai, Yosuke Kawamura, Suehiro Maruo and Emmanuelle Mafille. A striking hidden gem in the ESDS catalogue.


PRICE € 49














ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 79 – DESSEINS MALPROPRES (Editions Humeurs, Montreuil 2006)

EA thick, soft-bound book with a superb and rich selection of drawings by Bruno Richard and Pascal Doury throughout the entire Elles Sont De Sortie experience.15x20cm offset, 192 pages of which 32 in full color, including occasional drawings by Mark Beyer, Gary Panter, Ti5 dur, Marc Caro, Loulou Picasso, Tomeu Cabot, Raymond Pettibon, Jim Nutt. One of the best introductions to the work of both Bruno Richard and Pascal Doury.


PRICE € 39














ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 80? 81? – “IL Y AVAIT L'ORAGE, TU AS DIT QU'IL FASAIT SOLEIL. J'Y CORYAIS” (self-published, Paris 2006)

Edition of 100 copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 24 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text.


PRICE € 9

















ESDS # 83? 84? – DEVIL SEXUEL INSOMNIAQUE (self-published, Paris 2007)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 28 b/w pages of drawings and a little text, plus a detached hand-numbered two-color page.


PRICE € 9

















ELLLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 85? 86? (self-published, Paris 2008)

Edition of 100 copies with fingerprint. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 28 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text, with red fingerprint on the front cover.


PRICE € 9

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 86? 87? – LE MAL? LE MASQUE DU BIEN MOM COEUR (self-published, Paris 2008)

Edition of 100 copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 28 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text.


PRICE € 9

















ESDS # 87? 88? – LIPST (self-published, Paris 2009)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 24 b/w pages of drawings of women and a little text, with fold-out back cover.


PRICE € 9








ESDS # 89 - 90? – SALE SALE COULEURS SUCIDSS WELT (self-published, Paris 2010)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. A special booklet in the classic 15x21cm photocopied format of the ESDS series, with 24 b/w copies of sex drawings on different color pages with cut off portions, hand-numbered on the individually retouched back-cover with hand-written 'ravel sperm' in red.


PRICE € 12


















ESDS 1983 FAC SIM1 (Editions Humeurs, Montreuil 2010)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. The first of three beautiful tiny fac-simile reproductions of cahiers of drawings from 1983 in a laser-copied 16x20cm format, each composed of 16 b/w pages of drawings plus the original color cover, hand-numbered on the back.


PRICE € 15













ESDS 1983 FAC SIM2 (Editions Humeurs, Montreuil 2010)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. The second of three beautiful tiny fac-simile reproductions of cahiers of drawings from 1983 in a laser-copied 16x20cm format, each composed of 16 b/w pages of drawings plus the original color cover, hand-numbered on the back.


PRICE € 15













ESDS 1983 FAC SIM3 (Editions Humeurs, Montreuil 2010)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. The third of three beautiful tiny fac-simile reproductions of cahiers of drawings from 1983 in a laser-copied 16x20cm format, each composed of 16 b/w pages of drawings plus the original color cover, hand-numbered on the back. Most of the drawings contained here were made together with Pascal Doury.


PRICE € 30













ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 91? 92? – “ONLY CORPSES - BEBES MORTS, MERES MORTES, PERES MORTS ET PLUS - PENETRATE ME” DIT-ELLE NUE (self-published, Paris 2011)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with fingerprint. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 16 b/w cream pages of drawings, hand-numbered on the two-color front cover with the addition of the artist's fingerprint.


PRICE € 4,5

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 98 - 99? - 99 – CASSE-TOI (self-published, Paris 2011)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with bullet hole. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 24 b/w pages of sex drawings of women and a little text, protected by a stapled hand-numbered transparent plastic jacket, the whole perforated by a (real) bullet hole.


PRICE € 7,5

















ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 101 ? 102? – MY VERSIONS MY KILLING DIRT DIFFERENCES, HASTA LA MUERTE (self-published, Paris 2012)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with shit stamp. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 20 full color pages of sex drawings, hand-numbered on the front cover with the addition of a (real) shit stamp and little sticker(s).


PRICE € 9

















(HOPES 05) ESDS 102-103 ? – DIRTSS VÉRITÉ (S. Gérand, Montreuil 2012)

Edition of an unstaded number of copies with stamp. Issue number 5 of the monographic Hopes revue also corresponding to ESDS 102/103. A beautiful thread-bound 21x27cm booklet with 16 laser-copied pages on thick eough paper of b/w and two-color drawings of groups of women, with three-color cover with unique red stamp. Enclosed is a 12-page, 14x19cm booklet with drawings of faces printed directly on pages from pornographic magazines (thus all different).


PRICE € 15








ELLES SONT DE SORTIE N° 103 ? 104? – DOUBLES WITH MY & MOTS, DIRT YELLOW PISS, CLEAN LEÇON DES TENEBRESS (self-published, Paris 2012)

Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies “wiz Nein”. A booklet in the classic 15x21cm photo- or laser-copied format of the ESDS series, with 24 b/w pages of women printed on alternating grey and yellow paper, with red “Nein” stamp on the front cover, protected by a stapled transparent plastic jacket.


PRICE € 7,5