Giovanni Crivello got his degree in advertising in 1969. While fulfilling his military service, he did some illustration work for the National Museum of the Cavalry. He joined the Staff di IF in 1976. He did the 'La Furia del West' series and for Universo he produced several one-shot comics and the 'Commissario Norton' series. At the same time he was a merchandise illustrator for among others Nestlé and Grinta and he collaborated on the Ill Laroro di Genova daily. He then joined Bonelli publishers, for which he illustrated episodes of 'Mister No', 'Zona X' and 'Martin Mystère'.