Yirmi Pinkus was born in Tel Aviv in 1966. After graduating from Bezalel, Israel’s most prestigious Academy of Arts, he began working as an illustrator and an opera critic. He co-founded the Actus Comics Group with whom he published several books. In 2001 he illustrated a daily comic strip in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2010 he won the the Prime Minister’s Award for his achievements both as a novelist and as a comics artist.His first novel PROFESSOR FABRIKANT’S HISTORICAL CABARET is the 2009 winner of the Sapir prize for a debut novel His second novel, PETTY BUSINESS, was shortlisted for the 2013 Sapir prize. Pinkus is an associate professor at the Shenkar College of Design where he currently teaches illustration and visual storytelling.