Born in Milan in 1933, Guido Crepax is one of the most important Italian comic book authors, the most internationally known in the field of the comic strip for adults.
Starting very young, creating his first comic story at twelve. He graduated in architecture, he prefers to devote himself to drawing as an illustrator of record covers first and then as a graphic designer, creating campaigns for Shell, Campari, Omsa, Esso, Standa, Rizzoli, Dunlop and then Terital, Primizia, Iveco, Fuji, Breil and Honda.
In 1965, thanks to the magazine Linus, back to the comics to create the character that made him famous all over the world: Valentina, one of the few comic book heroines, the only one that has aged with its author. Meticulous and his comic transpositions of some classics of literature (from Emmanuelle) are refined at the Histoire d'O, from Justine to Venus in fur, from Dracula to Frankenstein, from Doctor Jekyll a Screw tour, from Poe to Kafka). Altogether he has realized over 5,000 comic boards and his books have been published in over 200 editions in the main languages known.
In 40 years of activity has also made hundreds of illustrations for newspapers, books, furnishing accessories, fashion and design. He has also worked in theatre, cinema and television. As a pure artist, he has made dozens of lithographs.
Numerous personal exhibitions dedicated to him in Italy and abroad. They were written by Roland Barthes, Alan Robbe-Grillet, Gillo Dorfles, Umberto Eco and many others. Inventing board games was his hobby. He left us on July 31, 2003.