|COMIC ARTIST (ITALY)|
BORN 15 Jul 1933, Milano, Lombardia - DIED 31 Jul 2003, Milano, Lombardia|
REAL NAME Crepas, Guido
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Famedio Inferiore, Riparto V)
Guido Crepax studied at the School of Architecture of the University of Milan. After he graduated he started creating comics in 1959. He worked for Tempo Medico and in 1965 he joined Linus with "Neuron". A reporter called Valentina appeared in this comic and she became his main character.
Several Valentina titles were published at the end of the 1960s and sadomasochism and violence were recurring themes. Crepax also illustrated De Sade's "Justine" and Pauline Réage's "Histoire d'O". His characters were often inspired by the actress Louise Brooks.