I recently found a French magazine called l’Echo des Savanes for £1 at a comic fair. Quite frankly it was a bit rude but it had “les cauchemars de Gainsbourg” on the cover (as well as a big-titted lady in the nuddy) so I was obliged to buy it. I’m not going to translate the text – too many word plays, too much slang, don’t think I’ll do it justice. Anyway, you can make up your own version of Serge’s nightmares with the aid of the photos.
Apologies in advance for the quality of the scans (the magazine’s bigger than A4, so my scanner’s not big enough really…) but I had never seen these photos of Serge before and thought they were worth sharing. Here are Serge’s nightmares:
Sommeil agité mais néanmoins profond. Yeux hagards… Montparnasse!
All images by Martial Lorcet, taken from l’Echo des Savanes, No 41, 1986.