Valentina is one of the most appealing characters of Guido Crepax and www.facebook.com/manuel.espiri…
took it upon himself to organise a tribute exhibition in celebration of her 50th birthday. You wouldn't give her a day over 25 though.
Many artists have participated and I could not resist as Valentina was one of those influential characters in my youth. I gave her a digital cam though as film is so 1990
Once there is more to link to I'll update this.
Here's how Manuel Espiritosanto describes it:While gathering tributes from all over the world to Valentina by Guido Crepax to promote Fantagraphics upcoming collection due to the 50th Anniversary of this character created by Guido Crepax most of the times I become speechless In awe. Valentina seems to be a feeding creative machine American artists: Roberta Gregory, Peter Kuper, David Lasky, David Mack, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Gaydos, Mike Huddleston, George Pratt, Jude Harzer, Kelley Jones, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jeffrey Alan Love, Richard Sala, Bob Burden, Gilbert Hernandez, Bill Koeb, Arnold Pander, Brian Quinn, Brian Biggs, Katie Skelly, Zoe Demaruis Portia Flood, Ethan Persoff, Noah Van Sciver, Olivia De Berardinis , Mark Wheatley, Jason Shawn Alexander, Sam Henderson, Andy Bennett, Vince Locke, Tim Sale, Justine Mara Andersen.Holland : Frans MensinkNew Zealand : Dylan Horrocks British artists : Dave Mckean, Glenn Fabry, Simon Davis, David Lloyd, Brian Bolland, Hunt Emerson, James Harvey, Steve YeowellPolish artists : Magdalena Minko, Wu Es, Joanna JoKa Karpowicz, Mateusz Skutnik, Truscinski, (Thanks also to Michał Chudoliński and Paweł Timofiejuk for their support with Polish artists) French artist - Baudoin, Joann Sfar, Beuh.Italian artists : Rocco Lombardi, Caterina Crepas, Sergio PonchioneFinnish artists : Tommi Musturi, Sami Makkonen, Marko TurunenDanish artist : Rune RybergAustrian artist : Nicolas MahlerSwiss artist : Alex BaladiIsrael Artist : Rutu ModanCroatian artist : Danijel Zezelj Egiptian Artist : Tarek Shahinmexican Artists : Gaston Ortiz, Tony SandovalSwedish artists : Kolbeinn Karlsson, Nicolas KrizanSpanish artists: Santiago Sequeiros, Felipe H. Navarro, Kosta, Fidel Martínez Nadal, Javier Olivares, Javier Rodriguez, Sandra Hernández, Alejandro Santos, Fernando Vicente, Lem Castañeda Serrano, Ruben Pellejero, Juan Díaz Canales, Juan Berrio, Chema García,Jon Ander Azaola, Piedad Ortiz, Carmen Ortiz, Daniel Esteve, Dolors Font, César Moragues, Pedro Espinosa, Albert Pons Vázquez, Miguel Almagro, José Luis ÁgredaPortuguese Artists : Dário Duarte, Osvaldo Medina, Ana Maria Biscaia, Ricardo Drumond, Ágata Rola, Sérgio Rocha, Paulo Pinto, Tiago Araújo, Débora Fortunato Moreira, Quico NogueiraJapanese artist : John KurokawaPuerto Rican artist : Nivea OrtizArgentine artists Carlos Dearmas, ED ED, Fer Calvi, Carlos Nine, Quique AlcatenaBrazilian artists:Eduardo Filipe Sama, Luciano Salles, Rodrigo Rosa, Alex Korolkovas, Barbara Nogueira, Rafael Sanzio, Camilo Solano, André Diniz, Brao, João Azeitona, Eric Peleias, Victor Freundt, Alcimar Frazão, Laudo Ferreira Many thanks to other artists that are still finishing their artwork and to all artists that couldn't make a tribute due to deadlines on their own work.it's being quite a ride.Manuel