Guido Crepax

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Guido Crepax
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Born Guido Crepas
(1933-07-15)15 July 1933
Milan, Italy
Died 31 July 2003(2003-07-31) (aged 70)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Area(s) Artist, writer
Notable works
Valentina
Anita
Histoire d'O Belinda
Bianca

Guido Crepax (15 July 1933 – 31 July 2003)[1] was an Italian comics artist. He is most famous for his character Valentina, created in 1965 and very representative of the spirit of the 1960s. The Valentina series of books and strips became noted for Crepax's sophisticated drawing, and for the psychedelic, dreamlike storylines, generally involving a strong dose of erotism. A film based on his work called Baba Yaga, featuring the character Valentina, was made in 1973.

Works[edit]

Cover for the French edition of Crepax's adaption of Histoire d'O

Valentina books[edit]

  • Valentina (1968), Milano Libri
  • Valentina speciale (1969), Milano Libri
  • Valentina con gli stivali (1970), Milano Libri
  • Baba Yaga (1971), Milano Libri
  • Ciao Valentina! (1972), Milano Libri
  • Valentina nella stufa (1973), Milano Libri
  • Diario di Valentina (1975), Milano Libri
  • A proposito di Valentina (1975), Quadragono Libri, edited by Francesco Casetti
  • Valentina in giallo (1976), Milano Libri
  • Valentina assassina (1977), Milano Libri
  • Ritratto di Valentina (1979), Milano Libri
  • Riflesso di Valentina (1979), Arnoldo Mondadori
  • Lanterna Magica (1979), Edizioni d'arte Angolare
  • Valentina pirata (1980), Milano Libri, in colour
  • Valentina sola (1981), Milano Libri, in colour
  • Valentina, storia di una storia (1982), Olympia Press
  • Per amore di Valentina (1983), Milano Libri
A psychedelic page from a Belinda book
  • Io Valentina, la vita e le opere (1985), Milano Libri
  • Nessuno (1990), Milano Libri
  • Valentina e le altre (1991), Mondadori, collana Oscar
  • Valentina, la gazza ladra (1992), Rizzoli-Milano Libri
  • Valentina a Venezia (1992)
  • E Valentina va... (1994), Rizzoli-Milano Libri
  • Valentina (1995), Fiction inc. Tokyo
  • Al diavolo, Valentina (1996)
  • In arte... Valentina (2001), Lizard Edizioni
  • Valentina (2003), Panini Comics

Other heroines[edit]

  • La casa matta (feat. Bianca, 1969), Edip
  • Anita, una storia possibile (1972), Persona/Ennio Ciscato Editore
  • Histoire d'O (1975), Franco Maria Ricci Editore, from the novel by Pauline Réage
  • Emmanuelle (1978), Olympia Press, from the novel by Emmanuelle Arsan
  • Justine (1979), Olympia Press, from the novel La nouvelle Justine by De Sade
  • Hello, Anita! (1980), L'isola trovata, in colour
  • Belinda 1 & 2 (1983), Editori del Grifo
  • I viaggi di Bianca (1984), Milano Libri, inspired by Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
  • Venere in pelliccia (1984), Olympia Press, inspired to a tale by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
  • Bianca 2. Odesseda (1987), Editori del Grifo
  • Emmanuelle l'antivergine (1990), Rizzoli
  • Eroine alla fine: Salomé (2000), Lizard Edizioni
  • Crepax 60|70 (feat. Belinda, and Valentina 2003), Fiction inc. Tokyo
Cover for a French book featuring Anita

Other works[edit]

  • L'astronave pirata (1968), Rizzoli
  • Il dottor Jekill (1972), Persona/Ennio Ciscato Editore
  • Circuito interno (1977), Edizioni Tempo Medico
  • Casanova (1977), Franco Maria Ricci Editore
  • L'uomo di Pskov (1977), CEPIM (Sergio Bonelli Editore), in colour
  • L'uomo di Harlem (1979), CEPIM (Sergio Bonelli Editore)
  • La calata di Macsimiliano XXXVI (1984), Editori del Grifo
  • Conte Dracula (1987), Rizzoli-Milano Libri, from the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Dr.Jekyll e Mr.Hide (1987), Rizzoli-Milano Libri, from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Giro di vite (1989), Olympia Press, from the novel The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Nessuno (1990), Milano Libri
  • Le clinicommedie (1990), Editiemme
  • Il processo di Franz Kafka (1999), Piemme, from the novel The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • Justine and The Story of O (2000), graphic novel of the works by Marquis de Sade and Anne Desclos respectively
  • Frankenstein (2002), Grifo Edizioni, from the novel by Mary Shelley

English translations[edit]

Stories published in Heavy Metal
Original title and publishing date English title Date HMM Issue
Riflesso di Valentina (1979) Valentina: Reflection 1980-12 Vol. 4 No. 9
1981-1 Vol. 4 No. 10
1981-5 Vol. 5 No. 2
1981-6 Vol. 5 No. 3
L'uomo di Harlem (1979), CEPIM (Sergio Bonelli Editore) The Man From Harlem 1983-1 Vol. 6 No. 10
1983-2 Vol. 6 No. 11
1983-3 Vol. 6 No. 12
1983-4 Vol. 7 No. 1
1983-5 Vol. 7 No. 2
1983-6 Vol. 7 No. 3
Valentina pirata (1980), Milano Libri Valentina The Pirate 1983-11 Vol. 7 No. 8
1983-12 Vol. 7 No. 9
1984-1 Vol. 7 No. 10
1984-2 Vol. 7 No. 11
1984-3 Vol. 7 No. 12
1984-4 Vol. 8 No. 1
Hello, Anita! - (1980) L'isola trovata Hello, Anita! 1985 Bride of Heavy Metal
 ???, 1988 Valentina Rediscovered: Far From Berlin 1988, Fall Vol. 12 No. 3
 ??? Persona 1992-5 Vol. 12 No. 3

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