Sing? Are you serious? I can barely breathe in this outfit.
We never want to go too long without an offering from the great French pin-up and paperback artist Alain Gourdon, aka Aslan, so above we have his cover for Macadam Sérénade, a thriller written by Paul S. Nouvel for Éditions de l'Arabesque. Nouvel was a pseudonym. The man behind it was French journalist/author/translator/editor Jean-Michel Sorel, who also wrote as Larry Layne, Arnold Rodin, Silvio Sereno, Tugdual Marech, Jan Mychel, Jean-Michel, Yvon Brozonech, Swani Abdul Hamid (we love that one), and many other identities. In all he produced more than one-hundred forty novels—and probably could have squeezed in a couple more if he hadn't been so busy thinking of pen names. 1955 on this.
Form and fashion through French eyes.
Below are five more pieces from the genius Alain Gourdan, aka Aslan, whose women had exaggerated curves and a pretty sharp fashion sense. In addition to bookcovers, Aslan did a long running series of pin-ups for the French nudie magazine Oui that allowed him to dispense with clothing altogether. We’ve collected quite a few of those and will get some posted later. In the meantime, see other Aslan bookcovers here and here.