Born in Milan in 1933, Guido Crepax is one of the most important Italian comic book authors and the most internationally well-known comic strip field.
He started out his career at a very young age, creating his very first comic story at just twelve. He graduated in architecture but preferred to dedicate himself to illustrating record covers first and then working as a graphic designer, creating campaigns for Shell, Campari, Omsa, Esso, Standa, Rizzoli, Dunlop, and Terital, Primizia, Iveco, Fuji, Breil and Honda.
In 1965, thanks to the magazine Linus, he returned to comics to create the character that made him famous worldwide: Valentina, one of the few comic book heroines and the only one aged with its author.He created meticulous adaptations of certain classics in literature (from Emmanuelle to Histoire d'O, from Justine to Venus in Fur, from Dracula to Frankenstein, from Doctor Jekyll to Screw tour, from Poe to Kafka).
Overall, he created over 5,000 comics, and over 200 editions of his books have been published in the most spoken languages.