Collecting the work of an international icon in the fields of comics, advertising, and erotica!
Most of the comics in this volume, spanning 1965 to 1985, have never before been published in English. Crepax’s first foray into comics magazines― “The Curve of Lesmo”―introduces our proto-feminist heroine, Valentina, the globe-trotting Milanese photographer. In other stories, she becomes a mother, outwits a gang of jewel thieves, flashes back to her childhood and adolescence, encounters a mysterious cello, and much more! Black & white illustrations with some color.
About the Author
Guido Crepax was born in Milan, Italy, in 1933. After acquiring a degree in architecture, he worked on award-winning advertising campaigns for such corporations as Shell and Dunlop. He went on to become one of Italy’s most important cartoonists, most famous for his psychedelic and erotic Valentina stories. Some of her exploits were adapted into a TV series and a film. He died in 2003.