I came accross the zines of Le Gros Monsieur (The Fat Man) at the galerie du jour. Jimmy, the guy who runs the bookshop there knows I am interested in zines and reached behind the counter to get some issues of Le Gros Monsieur. Indeed, the only way to get publications of Le Gros Monsieur is to meet its creator, or to find one of the bookseller he asked to ditribute his publications for free.
“Le Gros Monsieur is an Art collective that likes to give souvenirs”. So far I have only met one guy who uses a lot of aliases, so you will have to do some investigation as to which published artist is an actual person and which name is one of the many aliases of Vincent.
Le Gros Monsieur also publishes a queer zine or gay porn zine called Cock au Soleil, which draws its inspiration “by sharing experiences, different ways to love and make love, and the underground gay scene ( NYC 70‘ the best decade ! )”. This very underground zine is open to contributions and distributed through secret events by invitation only. It usually takes the form of a bag of goodies and small zines featuring many cocks and naked dudes.
What is delightful about the creator of Le Gros monsieur is that he has a day job not even remotely close to the art world, and he does zines because he truly is passionate about them. It also means that he does not expect to make any money with them. You should see him at the New York Art Book Fair, not trying to sell anything, and giving zines away to people who show an interest. He also writes a lot of good old letters and sends a lot of mail art, so shoot him an email, and maybe you will get something in your mailbox soon!

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Costa Rica, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, 2012, 16 pp., A5 format, Photocopy on tracing paper and office paper.

Davy Mahon, Cock au Soleil #1, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, no date, 16 pp., A5 format, inkjet on school paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°31 – Brighton, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, Mars 2012, 16 pp., A6 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°29 – Bretagne, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, Mars 2011, 16 pp., A6 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°28 – Bogota, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, July 2011, 16 pp., A6 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°19 ter, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, November 2010, 12 pp., A8 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

Vincent P., Le Gros mini Monsieur n°17, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, July 2010, 16 pp., A7 format, Photocopy on fluo paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°16 – Lyon, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, May 2010, 16 pp., A6 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°14 – Space, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, April 2010, 16 pp., A6 format, Photocopy on fluo tracing paper.

Mahieddine Batcharzi, Le Gros Monsieur n°6 – Bogota, Paris, Le Gros Monsieur, December 2008, 16 pp. + 1 insert, A6 format, Photocopy on tracing paper.

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