Igort is an award-winning and New York Times -bestselling graphic novelist. He lives in Paris and his native Sardegna.
" This is a dense and digressive book. Short, but scholarly musings
on Japan's strict class system and the everpresent iconography of
the chrysanthemum sit comfortably alongside tributes to pop-culture
icons such as Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, Shigeru Mizuki and
Seijun Suzuki - all rendered in a flexible style that is part
comics, part illustrated essay." * SciFiNow Magazine *
"His self-portrait takes the form of a series of notebooks; there is an unfinished quality to them that enhances the intimacy of the reading experience, and the muted tones he uses for the colour reproductions make you feel as if you're looking back in time." -- The Times Literary Supplement