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.
Guido Crepax was one of the most visually inventive cartoonists and graphic artists of his generation -- every page is a stunning invention, and his influence is still being felt. Sexy, stylish, elegant, strange -- the new Fantagraphics Crepax library editions are the definitive collection of this master's work for today's audience.--Paul Pope "New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist"