The wrong plate on the bridge dedicated to Guido Crepax in Milan


A photograph of the inauguration ceremony

When the bridge dedicated to Guido Crepax from the city of Milan was inaugurated last month, the date of birth on the title plate was wrong.

The creator of Valentina was in fact born in 1933 and not in 1993, as the plaque incorrectly states. During the ceremony held on May 4th, the children Caterina and Giacomo were able to point out the error to the representatives of the Municipality present at the ceremony, the Councilor for Culture Filippo Del Corno and the President of the Municipality 6 Santo Minniti.

The bridge dedicated to the cartoonist is located between piazzale delle Milizie and viale Cassala, at the corner with via Ludovico Il Moro. The naming proposal was put forward by Municipality 6 to celebrate the memory of the author born in Milan in 1933 and died in 2003.

Crepax was a graphic designer and illustrator for record and book covers and the author of numerous comic stories. Valentina first appeared on the pages of Linus in 1965 and later the character was the protagonist of a long series of comic stories. The author also collaborated with other magazines such as Corto Maltese, Comic Art O Lupo Alberto Magazine and with Sergio Bonelli Editore for a history of the series A man an adventure. In his career, he has made both children’s and erotic comics, as well as adaptations of literary works such as The process by Franz Kafka.

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