Igort, pseudonym of Igor Tuveri, was born in Cagliari in 1958. With thirty years of activity and translated works in over fifteen countries, he is one of the most eclectic and well-known Italian comic strip artists in the world. During the 80s, he contributed to the renewal of the Italian comic scene together with artists like Daniele Brolli, Lorenzo Mattotti, Giorgio Carpinteri, Marcello Jori and authors from Valvoline, experimental magazine oriented to the research, language contamination and code breakings with the traditional comic style.
He launched magazines like Dolce Vita, Fuego, Due and Black. He cooperated with some important Italian and foreign journals like Alter, Linus, Echo des Savanes, Frigidaire, Metal Hurlant, Morning, The Face.
His works have been published all over Europe, Asia, Oceania and America. During the 90s he began publishing in Japan with Kodansha, Magazine House Tokyo e Hon Hon Do. For Kodansha, a giant in Japanese publishing market and main promoter of manga editions, he published a serial named Amore, set in Sicily, and Yuri.
In 1994 he exposed his works at the Biennale of Venice. He won several awards and honors both in Italy, Europe and overseas; he cooperated with famous writers, screenwriters, filmmakers and musicians. In 2000, together with Carlo Barbieri, he founded the Coconino Press, publishing house with the aim of promoting international comic strips in Italy.
Since 2009 Coconino Press has started a solid publishing alliance with Fandango, Italian label for cinema production and distribution.
Active artist even in the music scene, Igort cooperated with the electronic duo Yello and with Ryuichi Sakamoto; he is member of the Igort & Lo Ciceros and the futurist-inspired band Slava Trudu. He has been author and radio host for Radio Città del Capo and Radio 2 RAI. He writes cinema screenplays. Gadgets, design objects and other merchandising stuff have been created by his drawings, like “Yuri”, a watch produced by Swatch.
Wild traveler, he has been living between Paris and Sardinia. Recently he published “Russian notes. The forgotten war in the Caucasus” (Mondadori, 2011) and “Ukrainian notes” (Mondadori, 2010), comic reportage resulting of two years spent travelling between Ukraine, Russia and Siberia.