Lust (no translation needed) was Peter van Straaten’s last specifically erotic collection of cartoons, continuing many of the themes already explored in the earlier volumes. It features lots more public sex, in twosomes, threesomes and moresomes, and in every conceivable setting, from a highwire act to a women’s ‘recharging centre’ of the oral variety.

You sometimes have to look several times at a drawing before every aspect of its wit can be appreciated, but van Straaten’s original and skilful illustrations are always well worth the effort.

Lust was published jointly by Uitgeverij De Harmonie in Amsterdam and Uitgeverij Manteau in Antwerp.