Artist and author Yirmi Pinkus is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. He co-founded the Actus Comics Group with whom he published several books. He has illustrated a daily comic strip in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His first novel, Professor Fabrikant's Historical Caberet, received Israel’s 2009 Sapir Prize for a debut novel and was translated to French (Grasset) and Italian (l’Ancora del Mediterraneo). In 2014, he received the Israel Museum Award for the best illustrated picture book of the year for Mr. Fibber. Pinkus is an associate professor at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art where he teaches illustration and visual storytelling.