The creator of Adam Wild

A short biography of Gianfranco Manfredi

GIANFRANCO MANFREDI was born in Senigallia (Ancona) and lives in Milan, where he graduated in History of Philosophy. He published an essay about "Love and loves in J. J. Rousseau" (Mazzotta, 1978) before debuting in the fiction genre with "Magia rossa" (Feltrinelli, 1983/ nuova edizione 2007, Gargoyle Books), follow by the novels "Cromantica" (1985), "Ultimi vampiri" (1987) e "Trainspotter" (1989), all for Feltrinelli’s types; for Mondadori he wrote: "Il peggio deve venire" (1991); for Anabasi: "La fuga del cavallo morto" (1993); for Marco Tropea Editore: “Una fortuna d’annata” (2000), “Il Piccolo Diavolo Nero” (2001), “Nelle tenebre mi apparve Gesù” (2005); for Gargoyle Books: “Ho freddo” (2008) e “Tecniche di resurrezione” (2010); and again for Mondadori: “La Freccia verde” (2013). A multi-media author par excellence, Gianfranco Manfredi (that you can see in this page, in a portrait by the famous theater actor Arnoldo Foà) also wrote more than 300 songs, many movie and theater scripts and several essays of musical critique.

His debut in comics happened with "Gordon Link", a carefree ghost hunter that he created for the publisher Dardo in 1991. Since 1994, Manfredi collaborates with Sergio Bonelli Editore, writing for Dylan Dog and Nick Raider. In 1997, he authored the Western-themed series Magico Vento, where he mixed elements of the horror genre with a touch of Native American magic. In 2005 he debuted as a scriptwriter for Tex, with the story “La pista degli agguati”, published on the Maxi Tex of the same year. In 2007, it’s time for a new project for our publishing house: Volto Nascosto, an engrossing comics’ novel in 14 albums. In 2010 the sequel of Volto Nascosto, Shanghai Devil, was published as a mini-series in 18 episodes. In October 2014, the first issue of his new character, Adam Wild, is at the newsstands.