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Igort

Igort (b. 1958, Cagliari, Sardinia) is an Italian cartoonist and illustrator. 

In the ’70s, he founded the comic magazine Il Pinguino, which published some of his first stories along with those by such cartoonists as Giorgio Carpinteri, Lorenzo Mattotti, Daniele Brolli, and Roberto Baldazzini. In the ’80s, he became known internationally and his comics appeared in such magazines as Linus, Alter, Frigidaire, Metal Hurlant, L'echo des Savanes, and Vanity.

In 1982, he co-founded Valvoline, an avant-gardistic artist collective. In the second half of the ’80s, he founded several magazines including Dolce Vita, Fuego, and Due. During the 1990s, Igort spent several long periods in Japan, during which he produced artwork for the Japanese market. 

In 2000, he founded the Coconino Press publishing house, which has become one of Italy’s most prominent graphic novel publishers.

In the early 2010s, Igort released a series of reportage and comics memoir based on his travels, including Ukranian Notebooks, Russian Notebooks, and Japanese Notebooks. He lives between Paris and Sardinia.