Caza, the pseudonym of Philippe Cazaumayou (born November 14, 1941 in Paris), is a French comics artist.
At 18, Cazaumayou started a career in advertising which lasted for ten years, but in 1970 he entered the field of bandes dessinées, releasing his first album, Kris Kool. 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 clearly borrowed from the great Virgil Findley. 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.
Caza's early art style is pretty much borrowed from moebius, especially the laborious crosshatching style used. The "Scenes of Suburban Life" are short dark humorous vignettes, often starring Caza himself. In them he poked gentle fun of the middle class suburban citizen living a drab and banal existence.
In the mid 1970s Caza's work suddenly morphed into science fiction/horror/fantasy themes most likely again influenced by moebius' and Jodorously's excellent "Eye of the Cat" short story. His new sci-fi stories became nightmarish and brooding in tone, dealing with sickness and death, their background often some type of post apocalyptic world or bizarre hell like alternative Realities worlds. Often he would fully paint those or use airbrush giving them nice 3D effects.
In the early 1980s Caza changed again, and began writing "sword and sorcery" type style stories creating the ongoing "Age of Shadows" series. His style cleaned up, the crosshatching was gone, the lines because clean and sharp edged.
# Kris Kool (1970, Eric Losfeld,)
# Scènes de la vie de banlieue (3 albums, 1977-1979, Dargaud)
# Arkhé (1982, Les Humanoïdes Associés,)
# L'âge d'ombre
* Les habitants du crépuscule (1982, Dargaud)
* Les remparts de la nuit (1984, Dargaud)
# Laïlah (1988, Les Humanoïdes Associés,
# Le monde d'Arkadi (8 albums, 1989-2008, Les Associés)
* Les yeux D'Or
* Le grand exterieur
* La corne rouge
* Les voyageurs de la mer morte
* Le Chateau D'Antarc
* Pierres de Lune
# Chroniques de la terre fixe - Nocturnes
# Kronozone (2004),
# Dialogue avec l'extraterrestre (2005, Le Pythagore)
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Discuss Caza [Philippe Cazaumayou] works collection at the Alternative Comic forum within tehPARADOX.COM Online Sharing Community.
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Heavy Metal short stories collected part 1
Heavy Metal short stories collected part 2
Heavy Metal short stories collected part 3
short stories in French collected-metal HUrlant]
1980 Scenes de la vie de_banalie 1-2-3
1982 Arkhe book
2000 Le monde d'Arkadi
2000 Le monde d'Arkaditome 1
2001 Le monde_d'Arkadi tome 2
2001 Le monde_d'Arkadi tome 3
2002 Le_monde d'Arkadi tome 4
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Caza is great- a highly underrated artist. thanks for the share hoyeru.
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Thanks a lot! great artist and a lot of stuff! thanks again!