Stereolab Album Covers and the Mystery of Hotcha!

I've always enjoyed the handmade approach to the Stereolab album art. The covers above the dotted line pretty much look the way they sound.  You can almost hear the soothing political weirdness oozing from the gooves beneath the sleeve.  An interesting tid bit on their Wikipedia page points out a mystery that involves the covers beneath the dotted line. The figure on those covers, whom the band nicknamed "Cliff", is a reproduction of a comic strip character from the 1970 Swiss undergound newspaper, Hotcha!.  I can't find any information on this paper.  If you know anything about it, or better yet have scans of the paper - please let us know. Muchos Gracias!

 

       

        

       

       

 

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