Vanna Vinci was born in Cagliari in 1964. In 1989 she made her debut with comic strips in the review "Fumo di China" (Milan), with two brief comic strips. Between 1991 and 1994 she published "L'Altra Parte" and "Doppio Sogno" (the first colour hardbound volume in 1993) in "Nova Express", historic magazine by Granata Press (Bologna). Since 1996 she has published her comics on a regular basis in the magazine "Mondo Naif" by Kappa Edizioni (Bologna). She is also an illustrator, working for Italy major publishers (Mondadori, Piemme, Fabbri and E. Elle). She also worked for "Linus" magazine by Baldini and Castoldi (Milan), "Io Donna", "Corriere della Sera" (Milan), "Dolcincasa" and "L'Unità". Her comics are published by Spanish Dolmen, French Soleil, by Franco-Belgian Dargaud, which also started producing a new colour comic-strip novel in two volumes entitled "Gatti Neri, Cani Bianchi". In 1999 she won the Yellow Kid Prize as best illustrator; in 2001 her volume "L'età Selvaggia" won the Romics Prize as Best European School Work and in 2005 she won the Gran Guinigi Lucca Comics as best illustrator.