I am Eric Carl, currently employed at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles as a web designer and instructor.

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More Flickr uploads and Pierre Lacombe

Word is I’ve been uploading like mad to my Flickr account. I recently picked up a good 30 issues of Omni Magazine, from its first few years in print. I’ve been going through and have been scanning some of the more interesting images. The two above are by French artist Pierre Lacombe, who unfortunately does not seem to have much of a presence anywhere on the internet.

Scott Hansen of ISO50 also has a post up with some more Omni goodness.

Action on the blog here has been slow lately as I’ve been a bit busy, but I’ll try to keep the good stuff coming! I’ve actually been taking a bit of a vacation from the art and design world in favor of the music world lately, but I think its time to shift back.



  1. zOOmz November 3rd, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I am looking for a copy of a cover he did for Omni in the 80s, (October issue) that is very similar in color and character to the one above. It is a swamp scene with a girl crouched looking frog-like. I can not find it anywhere. Any assistance would be appreciated. I love Pierre’s work.

  2. Eric Carl November 3rd, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hey zOOmz, unfortunately I’m not familiar with the cover you describe, but I’m sure if I run across it in the future it’ll find its way onto the blog!

  3. Pam January 29th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I am also looking for Pierre Lacombe artwork. I bought a poster of the original artwork for May 1980 cover which was damaged, and I would love to replace it.

  4. Brian March 24th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Great scans – there’s a small, but hardcore, fanbase of “vintage” Omni magazine (i.e., the first couple of years or so), and we love finding good scans of the covers and art on-line. Thanks!

  5. Nat August 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I have been searching for info abbout this artist for a long time.
    He did just fantastic work, I can’t understand why there was never a book
    or something published.You can find his work in old magazines like Penthouse,
    ZOOM, and Galaxie. I have word that he sadly commited suicide.

  6. Lucie Four April 20th, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I knew Pierre Lacombe in Paris and saw him often. He had afterwards a house in Gambais. A delightful gentle modest and charming guy. He died in mysterious circumstances (his body was found in a field in the Yonne). Very hard to find info and I would love to see his memory honored.
    He was influenced by Raymond Bertrand in the late 60’s who died erotic drawings and had quite some success back in the day. But Pierre outgrew Bertrand. He used his wife Aline as a model quite often.

  7. navine January 12th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Does any one have any information on him am using his his work as an inspired piece in art class but i can’t seem to find any information on him could u please help me

  8. Mark Jacobson January 25th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    i think his work is wonderful. does anyone know if Mr. Lacombe did his paintings in acrylic?? there seems to be a “cross-hatching” technique involved. His imagination was very great. thanks.

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