DYLAN DOG

More than 300 issues available to date (monthly ongoing series). Also available in specials, annuals and super-special giant size volumes.
Format 16X21 cm, 96 pgs, b/w

He is the best investigator in his field - not least because he is the only one. London newspapers often define him as a "charlatan", or even a "con man": he is accused of deceiving people by exploiting their credulity and gullibility, people's tendency to believe in the supernatural, because he won't agree to investigate normal cases. He will only take on mysteries that are usually written off as figments of the imagination or hallucinations. Ghosts, zombies, werewolves, all sorts of monsters. Arcane creatures, dark and murky goings-on, inexplicable happenings. But in actual fact Dylan Dog is simply a man who is trying to understand fear, horror, nightmares. Fears and nightmares that his clients have, but his own as well. And his adventures are journeys into the most obscure and secret labyrinths of the human mind, so that the nightmare may vanish and become just a dream… Dylan Dog is definitely an extraordinary case within the history of Italian comics. A highly innovative character (at least as much so as Ken Parker) both on the plane of graphics and in the narrative story-line, within a few years this series achieved the most amazing success precisely at a time when the comic strip market was experiencing severe sales difficulties. Much of the credit must certainly go to the surprising scripts by the creator of this character, Tiziano Sclavi: through a re-elaboration of horror themes and macabre elements, Sclavi managed to tune in to hidden wavelengths of his young readers, in a period of increasing disaffection among the younger generation, who were less and less inclined to engage in reading, even comic strips. Dylan Dog, the "Investigator of Nightmares", is 'assisted' (in a manner of speaking) by Groucho, a likeable nutter whose appearance and surreal humor recalls that of the actor Groucho Marx. Other characters who play a fairly important role in the series are Inspector Bloch of Scotland Yard (constantly about to go into retirement), the diabolical Professor Xabaras, Dylan's father and, at the same time, his adversary. Determinedly rejecting any semblance of traditional structure, Sclavi provides very little information about his characters and their past, focusing attention instead on the developing story and the exciting sequence of events, rendered with cinematographic technique through extended sequences that are sustained by convincing and thoroughly modern dialogue. The image of the tall, dark and handsome hero, a man of few words (modeled on the actor Rupert Everett), as well as the romantic atmosphere and themes of many of the adventures, had the result of winning over a notable percentage of the female reading public, making this the first time that Bonellian comics had found favor with the fair sex.

The characters

MY NAME IS DYLAN DOG
He is the only Investigator of Nightmares in the world. He is fascinated by fear, and has made it into his profession.
GROUCHO AND THE OTHERS
His crazy assistant Groucho, Inspector Bloch, the colorful Lord H.G. Wells, the stray Botolo… 
HIS WOMEN
Gentle, femme fatale types, romantic, lost. Dylan is quite ready to fall in love with each one of them… 
ON THE SIDE OF THE MONSTERS
Real or arcane, fierce or helpless. They're called monsters but often they're identical to us…
DYD'S WORLD
He doesn't move far from home, but he's constantly traveling through the most obscure labyrinths of the human mind!

 

THE CREATOR OF DYLAN DOG
A short biography of Tiziano Sclavi
TIZIANO SCLAVI, the creator of Dylan Dog, is a journalist and a writer. In addition to his intense activity in the field of comic strips, his also the author of over ten novels, two of which have been made into movies. One in particular, "Dellamorte Dellamore", directed by Michele Soavi, was distributed in many countries of the world (with the title The Cemetery Man"; in the united Sates it was appreciated by leading directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Terry Gilliam. Tiziano Sclavi was born in Broni in the province of Pavia, in 1953. He  contributed articles and stories to a myriad of journals and magazines, such as   "Corriere dei Ragazzi", "Amica", "Salve", "Corriere dei Piccoli", "Millelibri", "Il Giornalino". As the writer of comic strips, he created "Altai & Jonson" and "Silas Finn" (with artwork by Giorgio Cavazzano), "Agente Allen" (artwork by Mario Rossi), "Vita da cani" (graphically rendered by Gino Gavioli). . In 1982, he joined the staff of Bonelli, writing two scripts of Ken Parker (on a subject conceived by Giancarlo Berardi), several stories for Zagor (among which the longest one ever published by Sergio Bonelli), Mister No, and Martin Mystère; he also created Kerry the trapper (in 1983, with artwork by the Di Vitto brothers and Marco Bianchini), Dylan Dog (in 1986, the character that crowned Sclavi as one of the major talents of modern comic books) and Roy Mann (1987, artwork by Attilio Micheluzzi). In addition, he composed the scripts for "Horror Cico", a summer album dedicated to Zagor's little Mexican friend. Furthermore, Sclavi has also been a scriptwriter for television, a songwriter, advertising copywriter, and illustrator. As a novelist he has published, among others, the books "Film", "Tre", "Dellamorte Dellamore", "Nero", "Sogni di sangue", "Apocalisse", "La circolazione del sangue", "Le etichette delle camicie", "Non è successo niente". 

 

THE STAFF OF DYLAN DOG
Tiziano Sclavi, inventor of the series, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 50, 51, 52, 57, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 83, 84, 88, 100, 109, 113, 117, 119, 120, 121, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 134, 136, 138, 140, 143, 145, 146, 151, 153, 156, 161, 163, 173, 176, 240, 243, 244, 250, Speciale Dylan Dog 1, Speciale Dylan Dog 2, Speciale Dylan Dog 3, Speciale Dylan Dog 4, Speciale Dylan Dog 5, Speciale Dylan Dog 6, Speciale Dylan Dog 7, Almanacco della Paura 1991, Almanacco della Paura 1992, Almanacco della Paura 1993, Almanacco della Paura 1994, Maxi Dylan Dog 1999, Dylan Dog Gigante 1, Dylan Dog Gigante 2, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Fabrizio Accatino, subject and script-writer, he authored: Almanacco della Paura 2005, Maxi Dylan Dog 2000.

 
Giancarlo Alessandrini, Dylan Dog Gigante 13.

 
Carlo Ambrosini, artwork creator, subject and script-writer, she authored: Dylan Dog nn. 15, 23, 35, 46, 62, 74, 97, 108, Dylan Dog Gigante 2.

 
Paola Barbato, subject and script-writer, she authored: Dylan Dog nn. 157, 163, 167, 169, 172, 175, 183, 185, 189, 191, 200, 202, 206, 210, 212, 221, 228, 234, 241, 242, 245, 279, Speciale Dylan Dog 12, Speciale Dylan Dog 18, Speciale Dylan Dog 19, Almanacco della Paura 2001, Maxi Dylan Dog 2001, Maxi Dylan Dog 2003, Dylan Dog Gigante 13, Dylan Dog Gigante 15, Dylan Dog Gigante 16, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 
Daniele Bigliardo, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 137, 162, 204, 211, 216, 226, 239, 252, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 16.

 
Alessandro Bilotta, 281, Maxi Dylan Dog 2009, Dylan Dog Gigante 16, Dylan Dog Gigante 16.

 
Mauro Boselli, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 165.

 
Bruno Brindisi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 51, 61, 71, 84, 89, 94, 112, 121, 125, 131, 136, 142, 146, 151, 157, 167, 173, 187, 192, 200, 206, 241, 242, 250, 262, 268, Speciale Dylan Dog 15, Dylan Dog Gigante 1, Dylan Dog Gigante 2, Dylan Dog Gigante 3, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 

Daniele Caluri, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog n. 311, Dylan Dog Color Fest

 
Massimo Carnevale, 280, 280, 280.

 
Giampiero Casertano, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 10, 19, 26, 39, 80, 103, 113, 120, 127, 143, 152, 156, 165, 172, 176, 183, 190, 196, 209, 220, 227, 244, 253, 260, 267, 274, 283, Speciale Dylan Dog 5, Almanacco della Paura 2007, Dylan Dog Gigante 1, Dylan Dog Gigante 2, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 16, Dylan Dog Gigante 16.

 
Alfredo Castelli, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 20.

 
Claudio Castellini, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 30, 48.

 
Andrea Cavalletto,

 
Fabio Celoni, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 197, 221, 248, Speciale Dylan Dog 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 
Claudio Chiaverotti, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 34, 36, 45, 47, 49, 53, 54, 55, 58, 60, 66, 68, 70, 71, 73, 78, 79, 82, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 98, 103, 106, 115, 118, 122, 124, 132, 142, 171, 188, 194, 205, Speciale Dylan Dog 8, Speciale Dylan Dog 10, Almanacco della Paura 1992, Almanacco della Paura 1995, Almanacco della Paura 1997, Maxi Dylan Dog 1998, Dylan Dog Gigante 3, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 5.

 
Gianluigi Coppola, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 52, 59, 70, 75, 83.

 
Ugolino Cossu, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 56, 99, 115, 132, 138, 149, 159, 166, 178, 185, 195, 208, 219, 225, 232, 237, 255, 266, 272, 285, Speciale Dylan Dog 20, Almanacco della Paura 1994, Almanacco della Paura 1997, Dylan Dog Gigante 1.

 
Pietro Dall'Agnol, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 34, 45, 55, 69, 82, 98, 122, 186, 213, 247, Dylan Dog Gigante 3.

 
Roberto De Angelis, Dylan Dog Gigante 3.

 
Giuseppe De Nardo, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 137, 148, 187, 195, 197, 201, 207, 216, 226, 239, 252, 262, 269, 286, Almanacco della Paura 1999, Maxi Dylan Dog 2000.

 
Luca Dell'Uomo, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 5, 11.

 
Carmine Di Giandomenico, 11.

 
Giovanni Di Gregorio, 255, 261, 267, 270, 272, 274, 283, Maxi Dylan Dog 2006, Maxi Dylan Dog 2008, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 
Maurizio Di Vincenzo, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 139, 158, 168, 231, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 11, Dylan Dog Gigante 17.

 
Bruno Enna, script-writer, he authored: 248, 251, 254, 284, Maxi Dylan Dog 2004, Maxi Dylan Dog 2006, Maxi Dylan Dog 2009, Dylan Dog Gigante 14, Dylan Dog Gigante 16, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17.

 
Patrizio Evangelisti, Dylan Dog Gigante 17.

 
Tito Faraci, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 177, 204, 208, 217, 219, 232, Speciale Dylan Dog 13, Speciale Dylan Dog 15, Speciale Dylan Dog 17, Maxi Dylan Dog 2002, Maxi Dylan Dog 2004, Maxi Dylan Dog 2005, Dylan Dog Gigante 10, Dylan Dog Gigante 12, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17.

 
Giuseppe Ferrandino, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 13, 27, 39.

 
Giovanni Freghieri, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 40, 54, 60, 73, 93, 101, 109, 124, 133, 134, 144, 150, 153, 160, 171, 174, 179, 182, 189, 198, 199, 212, 222, 224, 230, 236, 246, 251, 261, 269, 273, 281, Speciale Dylan Dog 3, Speciale Dylan Dog 7, Speciale Dylan Dog 10, Speciale Dylan Dog 12, Speciale Dylan Dog 16, Speciale Dylan Dog 22, Almanacco della Paura 2001, Almanacco della Paura 2006, Almanacco della Paura 2008, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 9, Dylan Dog Gigante 12, Dylan Dog Gigante 14.

 

Sergio Gerasi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog 307.

 

Davide Gianfelice, Dylan Dog Gigante 14.

 
Gianluigi Gonano, (G. Anon), subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 112, Speciale Dylan Dog 20, Dylan Dog Gigante 3, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Giovanni Gualdoni, Almanacco della Paura 2010, Maxi Dylan Dog 2009, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 
Michelangelo La Neve, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 99, 104.

 
Carlo Lucarelli, subject, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 153.

 
Domingo Mandrafina, 276, Almanacco della Paura 2003.

 
Gianfranco Manfredi, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 95, 101, 105, 110, 111, 116, 126, Speciale Dylan Dog 12, Maxi Dylan Dog 1998, Maxi Dylan Dog 1999, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Mauro Marcheselli, subject, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 72, 74, 81, 88, 109, 121, 127, Dylan Dog Gigante 1, Dylan Dog Gigante 3, Dylan Dog Gigante 5.

 
Nicola Mari, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 123, 141, 161, 180, 181, 194, 201, 218, 234, 245, 254, 263, 284, Speciale Dylan Dog 13, Speciale Dylan Dog 23, Almanacco della Paura 2005, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 17, Dylan Dog Gigante 17.

 
Giancarlo Marzano, subject and script-writer, she authored: Dylan Dog nn. 257, 264, 271, 273, 285, Almanacco della Paura 2004, Almanacco della Paura 2007, Maxi Dylan Dog 2005, Maxi Dylan Dog 2006, Maxi Dylan Dog 2007, Maxi Dylan Dog 2008.

 
Michele Masiero, script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 218, 225, 227, 229, 230, 238, 246, 260.

 
Corrado Mastantuono, 260, 260.

 
Michele Medda, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 29, 35, 48, 114, 154, 168, 179, 198, 199, 203, 209, 222, 233, 236, 256, 263, 277, Speciale Dylan Dog 21, Almanacco della Paura 1994.

 
Attilio Micheluzzi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. Speciale Dylan Dog 2.

 
Luigi Mignacco, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 14, 24, 37, 38, 86, 102, 107, 186, 249, 259, 275, Speciale Dylan Dog 3, Speciale Dylan Dog 9, Almanacco della Paura 1996, Almanacco della Paura 2008, Almanacco della Paura 2009, Maxi Dylan Dog 2001, Maxi Dylan Dog 2007, Maxi Dylan Dog 2008, Dylan Dog Gigante 6.

 
Giuseppe Montanari e Ernesto Grassani, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 3, 7, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 29, 32, 36, 38, 44, 47, 53, 57, 64, 65, 72, 86, 91, 104, 130, 148, 164, 238, Almanacco della Paura 1996, Maxi Dylan Dog 1998, Maxi Dylan Dog 1999, Maxi Dylan Dog 2000, Maxi Dylan Dog 2001, Maxi Dylan Dog 2002, Maxi Dylan Dog 2003, Maxi Dylan Dog 2004, Maxi Dylan Dog 2005, Maxi Dylan Dog 2006, Maxi Dylan Dog 2007.

 
Cristina e Pippo Neri, subject, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 151.

 
Gabriele Pennacchioli, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. Almanacco della Paura 1991, Almanacco della Paura 1992.

 
Luigi Piccatto, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 8, 14, 18, 24, 31, 37, 41, 50, 63, 68, 77, 90, 107, 114, 117, 128, 140, 154, 175, 191, 203, 210, 215, 223, 228, 257, 264, 270, Speciale Dylan Dog 6, Speciale Dylan Dog 7, Speciale Dylan Dog 8, Speciale Dylan Dog 9, Speciale Dylan Dog 10, Speciale Dylan Dog 11, Speciale Dylan Dog 12, Speciale Dylan Dog 13, Speciale Dylan Dog 14, Speciale Dylan Dog 18, Speciale Dylan Dog 21, Almanacco della Paura 1993, Almanacco della Paura 1994, Almanacco della Paura 1999, Almanacco della Paura 2002, Almanacco della Paura 2009, Almanacco della Paura 2010, Dylan Dog Gigante 8, Dylan Dog Gigante 15.

 
Alessandro Poli, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 278.

 
Gianluigi Puccioni, subject, he authored: Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Roberto Recchioni, 268, 280, 280.

 
Enea Riboldi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Roberto Rinaldi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 79, 87, 205, 235, Almanacco della Paura 1998, Almanacco della Paura 2000, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Corrado Roi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 4, 9, 20, 27, 33, 49, 58, 66, 77, 92, 102, 110, 111, 126, 129, 135, 147, 155, 163, 170, 188, 193, 202, 207, 214, 229, 249, 259, 265, 271, 275, 282, Speciale Dylan Dog 1, Speciale Dylan Dog 4, Speciale Dylan Dog 6, Speciale Dylan Dog 8, Speciale Dylan Dog 19, Almanacco della Paura 1991, Almanacco della Paura 1993, Almanacco della Paura 2004, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 10, Dylan Dog Gigante 10.

 
Pasquale Ruju, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 128, 130, 135, 139, 141, 144, 147, 149, 150, 152, 155, 158, 159, 160, 162, 164, 166, 170, 174, 178, 180, 181, 182, 184, 190, 192, 193, 196, 211, 213, 214, 215, 220, 223, 224, 231, 235, 237, 247, 253, 265, 266, 276, 278, 282, Speciale Dylan Dog 11, Speciale Dylan Dog 13, Speciale Dylan Dog 14, Speciale Dylan Dog 16, Speciale Dylan Dog 22, Speciale Dylan Dog 23, Almanacco della Paura 1998, Almanacco della Paura 2000, Almanacco della Paura 2003, Almanacco della Paura 2006, Maxi Dylan Dog 1998, Maxi Dylan Dog 1999, Maxi Dylan Dog 2000, Maxi Dylan Dog 2001, Maxi Dylan Dog 2002, Maxi Dylan Dog 2003, Maxi Dylan Dog 2004, Maxi Dylan Dog 2005, Maxi Dylan Dog 2007, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 8, Dylan Dog Gigante 11, Dylan Dog Gigante 11.

 
Stefano Santarelli, Maxi Dylan Dog 2002.

 
Franco Saudelli, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 119, 145, 177, 240, 256, Dylan Dog Gigante 5, Dylan Dog Gigante 7, Dylan Dog Gigante 18.

 
Antonio Serra, 29, 35, 48.

 
Luigi Siniscalchi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 78, 85, 95, 105, 116, Speciale Dylan Dog 9, Almanacco della Paura 1995.

 
Marco Soldi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 88, 279.

 
Angelo Stano, cover illustrator of the series from issue nr. 42 and artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 1, 25, 43, 100, 184, 217, 233, 243, 277, Dylan Dog Gigante 4, Dylan Dog Gigante 6, Dylan Dog Gigante 8, Dylan Dog Gigante 8.

 
Ferdinando Tacconi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 28, 42, 76, 106.

 
Marcello Toninelli, subject and script-writer, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 21, 44.

 
Gustavo Trigo, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 2, 6, 13.

 
Cesare Valeri, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 24.

 
Andrea Venturi, artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog nn. 67, 81, 118, Dylan Dog Gigante 4.

 
Bepi Vigna, 29, 35, 48.

 
Claudio Villa, cover illustrator of the series up to issue nr. 41 and artwork creator, he authored: Dylan Dog Gigante 7.

 
Robin Wood, subject and script-writer, he authored Almanacco della Paura 2002, Maxi Dylan Dog 2003, Dylan Dog Gigante 9. 

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