Erich von Götha (born in Wimbledon, London, 1924) is the pseudonym of the British illustrator and cartoonist Robin Ray. Ray has worked under the pseudonym Erich von Götha, but also under the name Baldur Grimm.
Ray has become known for his erotic and especially sadomasochistic comics. He studied at the St Martins Art School in London for four years and worked at a London advertising agency as a designer and copywriter. He also taught graphic design at the Ealing School of Art.
A chance meeting with the English sex therapist, writer and model Tuppy Owens led to the “Sex Maniac’s Diary”. Their publisher suggested that he create an erotic comic strip called “Torrid” that appeared in the 1980s.
His stories have been influenced by his experiences in the swingers world in London. His most famous work, however, is The Troubles of Janice, set in the time of the Marquis de Sade. When he discovered that his comics appeared in French magazines without his knowledge, he quit. He also illustrated a version of Fanny Hill.
Many of his work can be found online.
Below you will find some examples of his work:
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