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 puritan hero.

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

  • Kidnapped
    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

Preview! 2014 Song of Ice and Fire Calendar!

Gianni Provides Art for 2014 Song of Ice and Fire Calendar!

Gianni and Bradbury: The Nefertiti-Tut Express Now Available!

Mysterious Islands Now Available!

The Nefertiti-Tut Express: A Story in Screenplay

Gianni Covers Atomika: God Is Red Book 2!

Lucca 2010 – Gianni Exclusive Sketchbook

Into The Land Of Shadows – A Prince Valiant Adventure By Gary Gianni And Mark Schultz Now Available


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