JULIA

More than 140 issues available to date (monthly). 16X21 cm, 132 pgs, b/w

Thirty-ish, with short dark hair, like her eyes, far removed from the stereotype of the top model, Julia Kendall has a naturally elegant figure, with a slender and highly-strung body reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn, and features which, while not classifiable as belonging to the canons of classical beauty, make her definitely quite fascinating. Julia is fragile, reserved, averse to any form of violence. Yet she has embarked on a difficult and highly risky profession: that of the criminologist. And although she has resolved not to use firearms, in difficult situations she knows how to defend herself and she can summon up unsuspected energy. A criminologist like Julia is well versed in all fields of police investigations: she's an analyst, a psychologist, a detective, an anatomopathologist, specialized in careful detection of all the traces that can be scientifically uncovered at a crime scene. Her main preys are serial killers, but her field of investigation also ranges over the world of crime in general. Julia's method of investigation is based not only on the scientific knowledge she has acquired, but also on her own personal instinct, a special kind of sensitivity that enables her to get under the skin of the criminal she's tracking and gives her a heightened emotional awareness of the criminal's most likely next move, and of the motives that triggered the criminal action. Her intention, of course, is to ensure that miscreants are brought to justice, but also, and above all, to better understand - understand, not justify - the deep-seated pulsions that drive criminals to act they way they do. If there were such a category, one could define her as an "investigator of the soul". In any case, exploring his characters' most intimate feelings is an art in which Julia's creator, Giancarlo Berardi, is extremely proficient. After abandoning the nineteenth century and the wild Frontier lands that formed the background to the exploits of his most famous creature - Ken Parker - Berardi has shifted his field of action to a more recent period, namely our own time, which, however, is no less wild; furthermore, he favors a genre, the noir, which is particularly disturbing, tension-laden, full of unexpected developments.

 

THE CREATOR OF JULIA
A short biography of Giancarlo Berardi
GIANCARLO BERARDI, born in Genoa on 15 November 1949, made his début as a comic book writer by working on such series as "Tarzan", "Silvestro" and "Diabolik". After obtaining his degree, he devoted his work entirely to comics and created texts for "Il Piccolo Ranger" and the stories of "Terre maledette" and "Wyatt Doyle", published in the Rodeo Series. "Tiki", his first series created together with the illustrator Ivo Milazzo, appeared in 1976, followed, in 1977, by "Ken Parker", his most successful character, exported to 13 different countries worldwide. In the same year he created "Welcome to Springville", together with the illustrator Renzo Calegari. This was followed by "L'uomo delle Filippine", and detective Marvin. In 1986 he wrote the script for some episodes of "Sherlock Holmes", illustrated by Giorgio Trevisan. Then he created "Oklahoma", an hors-series Tex story, and an episode of Nick Raider (nr. 18: "Mosaico per un delitto", and the short stories gathered together in "Fantasticheria" and "Luci embre". After starting up "Tom's Bar" and "Giuli Bay & Co.", in 1989, he became one of the founders of the Parker Press, which not only reprinted old episodes of Ken Parker but also produced new ones for the "Ken Parker Magazine". The same formula was continued by the publisher Sergio Bonelli up to 1996, after which the series returned to the "Bonellian" format, appearing every six months, eventually closing in 1998. Since October 1998, Berardi, - pictured above, in a portrait by Milazzo - has been the author and editor of Julia, a new monthly graphic novel by the publisher Sergio Bonelli. Among the numerous recognitions of merit with which he has been honored, mention should be made of the Oesterheld Prize, the Premio Internacional Barcelona de Comics, the Haxtur and the Yellow Kid.

THE STAFF
All the authors of Julia

Giancarlo Berardi, inventor of the series, subject and script-writer, he authored: Julia nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 142, 142, 142, 142, 142, 142.

 
Federico Antinori, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 12, 27, 40, 52, 64, 79, 91, 101, 113, 123, 133, 142.

 
Steve Boraley, 47, 61, 72, 85, 102, 115, 120, 136, 136.

 
Lorenzo Calza, script-writer, he authored: Julia nn. 22, 29, 34, 35, 41, 44, 46, 49, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 68, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 92, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 112, 114, 117, 121, 122, 124, 125, 127, 128, 131, 132, 134, 135, 140, 141, 141, 141, 141.

 
Thomas Campi, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 22, 29, 50, 67, 87, 112, 121, 131, 140.

 
Giancarlo Caracuzzo, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 9, 15, 21, 26, 38.

 

Luigi Copello, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 171.

 
Gino D'Antonio, script-writer, he authored: Julia nn. 14.

 
Pietro Dall'Agnol, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 4, 16.

 
Giuseppe De Nardo, script-writer, he authored: Julia nn. 7, 12, 18, 21, 23, 27, 32, 38, 43, 47, 58, 66, 75, 84.

 
Marco Foderá, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 112, 121, 131.

 
Alberto Ghè, 55, 74, 88, 103, 106.

 
Mario Jannì, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 33, 43, 49, 58, 66, 75, 84, 93, 116, 137.

 
Michelangelo La Neve, script-writer, he authored: Julia nn. 13.

 
Enio, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 10, 17, 19, 20, 28, 34, 35, 42, 48, 57, 65, 77, 97, 98, 111, 119, 129.

 
Lucio Leoni, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 60, 81.

 
Alberto Macagno, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 24, 37, 60, 81.

 
Maurizio Mantero, script-writer and artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 4, 5, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 37, 40, 42, 50, 56, 57, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 72, 79, 81, 85, 86, 87, 91, 93, 94, 96, 101, 102, 104, 108, 113, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 123, 126, 129, 130, 133, 136, 137, 138, 139, 142, 142, 142, 142.

 
Antonio Marinetti, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 76, 96, 120, 137.

 
Italo Mattone, artwork, she authored: Julia nn. 124, 136.

 
Ernesto Michelazzo, 46, 55, 63, 73, 83, 117, 127, 134.

 
Valerio Piccioni, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 10, 20, 34, 35, 47, 56, 74, 88, 135.

 
Claudio Piccoli, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 24, 32, 37, 44, 54, 59, 68, 78, 95, 105, 114, 122, 125, 132, 132, 132.

 
Luigi Pittaluga, 81, 87, 89, 101, 113, 123, 133, 142.

 
Corrado Roi, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 2.

 
Claudia Salvatori, script-writer, she authored: Julia nn. 15, 17.

 
Ernesto Garcia Seijas, 80.

 
Luigi Siniscalchi, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 7, 13, 23.

 
Marco Soldi, cover illustrator of the series and artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 6, 17, 36, 89.

 
Sergio Toppi, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 11.

 
Giorgio Trevisan, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 8, 30, 51, 100, 125.

 
Gustavo Trigo, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 3, 17.

 
Luca Vannini, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 1, 3, 18.

 
Roberto Zaghi, artwork creator, he authored: Julia nn. 22, 29, 41, 53, 62, 71, 82, 92, 107, 128, 128.

 
Laura Zuccheri, artwork creator, she authored: Julia nn. 5, 8, 14, 15, 18, 25, 26, 31, 36, 39, 45, 47, 56, 69, 70, 86, 94, 110, 118, 125, 130, 139, 139, 139.

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