Gianluca Lerici, also known as Professor Bad Trip, is internationally known for his designs and art for T-shirts, playing in punk bands and contributions to alternative manifestos and magazines all over Italy and abroad. His innovative psychedelic work has been featured in several exhibitions and publications. His drawings have appeared in Primo Carnera, Stampa Alternativa, Shake, Comicland, and Bizarre. He works regularly with Mondadori, Monguzzi, Simon & Schuster, and others. One of his best known comics is his adaptation of William Burroughs' 'Naked Lunch' ('Il Pasto Nudo'), published by Shake Edizioni. He often worked together with Vittore Baroni. Gianluca Lerici died from a cardiac arrest in La Spezia in November 2006 at the age of 43.