When I sat down to write this article I was planning to discuss Ardéchoise illustrator Marion Fayolle’s impressive career to date; her numerous books for the likes of Nobrow and Magnani Editions; her editorial work for The New York Times, her textile designs for Cotélac and Kiblind and of course her very own illustration publication Nyctalope which she co-runs with Simon Roussin. And then I remembered she did a brilliant book of saucy drawings, Les Coquins, and decided to focus on that instead.
Marion’s visual puns are first-rate and funny, highlighting the absurdity of sex and playing fast and loose with some classic bits of slang. The cuteness of her illustrations only serves to make these strange sexual acts even more appealing. Frankly anyone who spends their days drawing cock candles is ok by me!