VALENTINA BY GUIDO CREPAX AT CERSAIE 2017
Inspired by an icon of silent films, the actress Louise Brooks, Valentina is one of the most renowned comic book characters in the world: the only female main character. Beloved by men, for whom she embodies an elegant and sensual world, and by women as a symbol of independence and charm. Although she’s a dreamer, nonetheless Valentina lives in a believable world. Her birthday, ID card, son, job, car, clothes, household objects: it’s all there, a snapshot of a very convincing everyday life. Valentina first appeared in the magazine Linus in 1965, and quickly became a symbol of the Sixties and Seventies, and continued to reflect the fashions and trends of later decades as well. Her style, original and cutting-edge, makes her incredibly up-to-date, even today. Her complex, well-rounded personality, led many women to identify with her. In addition to comic book stories, she’s also starred in a film, a TV series and a book. Today, she has a universal and timeless look that translates well into sophisticated and elegant products. Her personality enabled her to spring free from her narrative origins to be reborn as a contemporary icon.
Valentina is back again in the most glamorous collection by Del Conca, featuring classic black and white, and available in two décors. The first, 50×20, for vertical installations, is dominated by the character’s stunning physique. In the second one, 20×50, for horizontal installations, flashes of red recall the author’s attention to detail, and the break his pen strokes represented in the world of comic books.