Opening the “Golden Age of Clairvoyance” series of chapbooks by Raphus Press, Monsters, a visual essay by Alfred Jarry – an author who needs no introduction – published in L'Ymagier issue 2 in 1895. L’Ymagier was a magazine about unusual illustrations and engravings, edited by Remy de Gourmont and Alfred Jarry. Among other extraordinary artists published by this amazing journal, there are names with the stature of Henri Rousseau. In the essay, Jarry, with his personal language and style, analyzed certain pious woodblock prints produced in India and published in Calcutta almanacs. Monsters is introduced by a poetic commentary, a preamble with some narrative meditations on Jarry’s life and career, entitled “The Impossible Man in the Cockloft at the Fifteenth Arrondissement”, by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel.