Igor Tuveri, aka Igort (Cagliari, 1958), has worked for over forty years as a comic book author, illustrator, designer, writer and musician, living between Paris and Sardinia. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he started publishing his work in national ("Linus", "Alter", "Frigidaire") and international (Metal Hurlant, L'Écho des Savanes, "Vanity", "The Face") publications. In the same period, together with Daniele Brolli, Giorgio Carpinteri, Jerry Kramsky, Marcello Iori and Lorenzo Mattotti he formed the group 'Valvoline', an arts collective who, in 1983, became an insert in "Alter Alter", marking a fundamental moment in the history of Italian comics. An eclectic artist, with exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Geneva and Milan, as well as working partnerships in the field of design (Studio Alchimia, Swatch, Alessi, Memphis, and others), he has recorded albums and singles with pop and electronic groups (Radetzky e gli isotopi, Slava Trudu, Los tres Caballeros, Maccaroni Circus, Igort & Lo Ciceros). His works have been published in Europe, America and Japan, the latter having been home to Igort since 1996, working with renowned publishing houses (Magazine House, Hon Hon Do, Kodansha) becoming known as the first Italian manga author. He is the head of the publishing house Oblomov Edizioni, based in Quarta Sant'Elena (CA).
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