Dear friends and artists,
I've decided to create a Facebook Professional account to promote your awesome Tributes to Valentina to promote Fantagraphics Crepax collection.
Don't judge me wrong, I love you all a lot and I sincerely apreciate all your support with some of my ideas, but I need to split in my mind what's Professional and what's personal in order to gain more focus in the work that I do, be it curating exhibitions, book collections, interviews, presentation videos, prefaces to books or book presentations.
I'll organize the tributes by artist in alphabetical order and put each artist in bold to be easier for you to see your tributes and where they were exhibited along your quotes about the character Valentina and your Biography aswell.
Many thanks to all of you for all your work and hope that you continue to support some of my ideas.
Special thanks to Gary Groth, Caterina Crepax and my muse and source of inspiration, my kitty Ilvie that was stolen from my sight recently.
Christoph Mueller - “I must confess to have been completely unaware of Valentina before being asked to create a tribute drawing. While researching Mr. Crepax’ work I quickly realized how influential his work has been. Echoes of his style can be detected in many artists’ work and have subsequently been an influence on me as well. I am still looking forward to reading my first Valentina comic; so far my brief acquaintance with Ms. Valentina has been a throughly enjoyable one."
Christoph Mueller was born in Germany, raised in the Netherlands and spent part of his adolescence in Hawai‘i. He developed a passion for drawing very early as a child and went on to study graphic-design in the German city of Aachen. Disappointed by design-school Mueller started to teach himself the art of hand-lettering and dedicated himself to becoming a traditional draftsman. His painstaking line-work has graced countless CD covers, concert posters, logos, and shirt designs for the American and European alternative roots music scene. His comics have been published in America and Europe; his debut graphic novel The Mighty Millborough, Contes Du’n Homme De Goût was published in France in 2013. Mueller’s work spans the fields of design, illustration, comics, erotica and history. He is currently a contributing editor at Mineshaft magazine, a contributing member of The Company of Military Historians, and teaches art courses for young adults.
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