Pom-Pom-Pidou-Waah, by Édika
Pom-pom Pidou-Waah

Édika is, together with Marcel Gotlib, one of the main authors of the French adult-oriented humor magazine Fluide Glacial. Born in Heliopolis, Egypt, as Édouard Karali, he began his career as an illustrator for the advertising industry until 1976. He then contributed to the pocket publications of Éditions Vaillant (Pif Parade Aventure), and made his first pages for Charlie Mensuel in 1978. In the following year, he found Fluide Glacial as a stable home base for his strange and absurd humor, that shows influences of Mad Magazine and underground comix. Recurring characters in Édika's stories are the semi-autobiographical Bronsky Proko and the green human-like cat Clarke Gaybeul. Among the keywords that characterize his work are scatology, large breasts, La Fontaine fables, sex, extended dialogs, improvisation and meta-references.

Fluide Glacial, by EdikaFluide Glacial, by Edika
Diving and beaches are a frequently explored subjects in Édika's covers

He has made some additional appearances in Pilote (1980-1984), and in Psikopat (1982-1984), the magazine edited by brother Paul Carali. One of the true masters of French humor, his work has been collected in over 35 books by Audie/Fluide Glacial since 1981. Among his titles are 'Débiloff Profondikum' (1981), 'Pyjama Blouze' (1989), 'Melon Bago' (1993), 'Pom-Pom-Pidou-Waah' (1996), 'Aïe Woze Djonking' (2003) and 'Mezze Falafel' (2015). His work has also been translated to English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Danish and Greek.

Édika was one of several artists to make a graphic contribution to 'Baston Labaffe no. 5: La Ballade des Baffes’ (Goupil, 1983), an official collective parody comic of  André Franquin’s 'Gaston Lagaffe’. He paid tribute to Nikita Mandryka in the collective comic book 'Tronches de Concombre' (Dupuis, 1995). He made a graphic contribution to the book 'Françaises, Français, Belges, Belges, Lecteur Chéri, Mon Amour' (Jungle!, 2005), in which comic artists illustrated short stories by comedian Pierre Desproges. 

Rave party by Edika
Rave Party (Fluide Glacial 308)

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