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The fourth volume of Fantagraphics’ groundbreaking Complete Crepax series puts the author’s sexy proto feminist heroine Valentina, the globe-trotting Milanese photographer, front and center in a series of erotic comics narratives. Most of the comics in this volume, spanning 1965 to 1985, have never before been published in English. It includes Crepax’s first foray into comics magazines—“The Curve of Lesmo”—in which our heroine is introduced as an adventurer’s sidekick! Elsewhere in this volume, she becomes a mother, outwits a gang of jewel thieves, flashes back to her childhood and adolescence, encounters a mysterious cello, and much more! Not only is Crepax’s impeccable draftsmanship on full display, but this deluxe package highlights the innovative visual storytelling techniques that made him an international sensation.
"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
"These pages reveal the incredible craft and imagination at the core of Crepax’s art." — The A.V. Club