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• Includes graphic sexuality. Adults only.
Italy’s Guido Crepax is one of the most acclaimed cartoonists in the world. In the 1960s and ’70s, he created and chronicled the adventures of Valentina, arguably the strongest and most independent female character in European comics up until that time, and legitimized the erotic genre.
Crepax: Dracula, Frankenstein, and Other Horror Stories features, in addition to the artist’s unique take on the eponymous literary works by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, a half dozen Valentina stories, several never before published, and influenced by the French New Wave.
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Crepax's rough but fluid black-and-white art marries Jazz Age excess with psychedelic science fiction, illustrating stories built on their own oft-confusing dream logic. The tales recall the work of avant-garde film makers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky, presenting sometimes baffling narratives that are idiosyncratically beautiful and well worth exploring.
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The AV Club
While American readers may not be very familiar with his name, Guido Crepax was one of the great Italian comics artists, best known for creating the character Valentina Rosselli, who appeared in erotically charged comics as well as an Italian TV series and feature film... There’s a brilliant energy in these pages, and readers can bask in the sensual glory of Crepax’s work…