Gary Gianni studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Chicago, where he graduated in 1976. He became a newspaper illustrator and courtroom sketch artist. He made his debut in comics in 1990, when he created adaptations of 'The Tales of O. Henry' and '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' for the Classics Illustrated series.
After that, he worked for Dark Horse Comics, contributing his artwork to series such as 'Inidiana Jones' and 'The Shadow', working with writers like Harlan Ellison and Andrew Vachss. In 1997, Gary Gianni won The Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Gianni took over the newspaper comic 'Prince Valiant' after the retirement of John Cullen Murphy in 2004.
Prince Valiant (The Sunday Telegraph, Australia, 12-4-2009)