On sale date: March 21, 2016
Revised and expanded edition of Crepax’s erotic and horror comics—including Stoker and Shelley adaptations!
REVISED AND EXPANDED: with a new introduction and new essays by international comics scholars — plus, an in-depth biography. Italy’s Guido Crepax is one of the most acclaimed and influential cartoonists in the world. From the 1960s to the 1990s, he created and chronicled the adventures of Valentina — a globe-trotting photographer with a propensity for surreal BDSM in her dreaming life — and legitimized the erotic comics genre. In addition to the artist’s unique take on the eponymous literary works by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, Vol. 1 of The Complete Crepax features a half-dozen Valentina stories — several never before published in the U.S. before this volume — influenced by the French New Wave. Black & white
"Crepax's audacious visual techniques, which combine sensual linework, fluid storytelling, and innovative panel breakdowns, strongly influenced both his contemporaries and subsequent generations of comics artists, and they look as strikingly bold today as they did a half-century ago." — Booklist
- Black and white
- 10.2" × 13.4"