Igor Tuveri is one of the most prominent graphic novelists of Italy, who works under the pen name Igort. With his artistic roots in the Bolognese new wave art movement of the early 1980s, he has worked for publishing houses from Italy, France and even Japan. Recurring elements in his work are Russian and Japanese culture. With a varied oeuvre ranging from experimental comics and non-fiction work with a strong political engagement, Igort is one of the most widely translated Italian authors with editions of his books appearing in English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Greek and Portuguese. Igort is furthermore co-founder of the Valvoline art group of the 1980s and of the the renowned Italian publishing house Coconino Press. He ranks such classic authors as Winsor McCay and Lyonel Feininger among his main influences.