- Full Description
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 Valentina is introduced as an adventurer’s sidekick. She's a globe-trotting photographer who gets wrapped into an espionage story, not unlike Emma Peel but more apt to lose her clothes. Crepax’s impeccable draftsmanship and early eroticism are on full display, as well as his innovative visual storytelling techniques that made him an international sensation.
Was Steranko looking here when he was starting to develop his startly new ways to lay out a story? I have little doubt he was.
Valentina becomes a mother, outwits a gang of jewel thieves, flashes back to her childhood and adolescence, encounters a mysterious cello, has bizarre sexual encounters with boyfriends, evil men and other lovely women...and much more!
The fourth volume of Fantagraphics’ groundbreaking Complete Crepax series puts the author’s sexy proto-feminist heroine Valentina, here a Milanese photographer, front and center in a series of erotic comics narratives. Massive oversized volume of 468 pages. Concludes with a color section with story notes which examines at length each story collected here, by Tim Pilcher, Matt Seneca and others, plus a biography and reference guide. Includes an interview with Crepax.
Stories include: The Lesmo Curve, in which an attempt is being made to assassinate a Grand Prix racecar driver; Ciao, Valentina; Funny Valentine; Fearless Paper Doll Valentina; Filippo and Valentina; Valentina the Fearless; Valentina's Baby; The Manuscript Found in a Stroller; Fallen Angels; The Empress's New Clothes; Le Zattere, Venice; Pietro Giacomo Rogeri; Anthropology; Private Life; and Twenty Years Later.
- Additional Information
Item Code CREP04H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781683961376 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 10x14 # Pages 424pg Color b&w