Gary Gianni graduated from The Chicago Academy Of Fine Art in 1976. From there, he
worked for the Chicago Tribune as an illustrator and Network Television News as a
courtroom sketch artist. His artwork has appeared in numerous magazines, children's
books and paperbacks.
1990 marked his debut in the illustrated graphic novel field with adaptations
of The Tales of O. Henry and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for the
Classics Illustrated series.
At Dark Horse Comics, he wrote and drew Indiana Jones and The Shrine Of
The Sea Devil, collaborated with such major writers as Harlan Ellison and
Andrew Vachss and teamed up with Michael Kaluta to work on the enduring pulp
hero, The Shadow. He is the creator of The Monstermen Mysteries running
as a back-up feature in Mike Mignola's Hellboy.
Gary's work harks back to the golden age of illustrating, to people like
Vierge, Clement Coll, Booth and Krenkel.
In 1997 collaborating with Archie Goodwin, his illustrations won him The Eisner Award
for Best Short Story, Heroes, in Batman: Black And White, for DC Comics.
In 1998, Robert E. Howard's Savage Tales of Solomon Kane was published
by Wandering Star Press. Gary spent a year and a half doing 200 pen drawings
and seven oil paintings to illustrate the adventures of Howard's brooding
In 2001, Gianni illustrated a companion to Solomon Kane - Robert E. Howard's
Bran Mak Morn: The Last King. This compiles the complete tales of Howard's
doomed lost race and its tragic warrior king. Illustrated with eight color plates
and over forty-five pen and ink drawings.
Also reissued this fall is a limited edition of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Printed on heavy stock, it is a complete graphic novel of Jules Verne's adventures of
Captain Nemo and his submarine, The Nautilus. Includes tipped-in color painting and an
original pen and ink sketch by Gary Gianni suitable for framing. This extra special
edition is limited to fifty copies only available on this web site for $100.
BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY GARY GIANNI
- Moby Dick
retold by Bernice Selden - Troll Publishing 1988
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Calico Books 1988
- John Henry
by Gary Gianni - Kipling Press 1988
- Classic American Folk Tales
retold by Steve Zorn - Courage Press 1992
- Another Chance To Get It Right
by Andrew Vachs - Dark Horse 1995
- Tarzan - The Lost Adventure
by Burroughs and Landsdale - Dark Horse 1995
- The Last Pin
by Howard Wandref - 1996
- The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
by Robert E. Howard - Wandering Star 1998
- Bran Mak Morn: The Last King
by Robert E. Howard - Wandering Star 2001