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Igort

Biography

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Although his work may be new to North American readers, Igort has in fact worked as a cartoonist and illustrator since the late 1970s. His first stories were published in the magazine "Il Pinguino," which he co-founded. Throughout the 1980s his work appeared regularly in the
pages of the most prestigious international comic magazines ("Linus", "Alter", "Frigidaire", "Metal Hurlant", "Vanity", "The Face").

By the late 1980s he co-founded another international comics magazine, "La Dolce Vita," which along with Raw magazine, has the distinction of being one of the best designed and most influential series of its time.

By the 1990s Igort's comics were being regularly published in Japan with the publishing house Kodansha. By the early 21st century Igort's books were being published Italy, France, USA, Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, Greece
and Portugal. His first translated work in English, "5 Is The Perfect
Number, has been nominated for and won numerous international awards, including the Harvey Award in the USA and the Frankfurt Book Fair "Best Graphic Album" award. Igort is busy working on several projects, including a Fats Waller biography.

After over 25 years, Igort still manages to balance a busy and successful cartooning career with his editorial and publishing pursuits. In recent years he co-founded the Italian publishing house Coconino Press, one of Europe's best comics publishers.


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