Prof. Yirmi Pinkus
Illustrator, cartoonist, author, multidisciplinary lecturer, senior member of faculty in the Department of Visual Communication and lecturer in the Department of Fashion Design and in the Master's Degree Program in Design.
Pinkus, who graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, is one of the founders of the comics group Actus Tragicus, which was highly praised in Israel and abroad. He has also published a number of comic books. In 2004 he was won the Minister of Education's Design Award, and in 2010 won the Prime Minister's award for Hebrew Authors for his achievements in the field of prose and graphic literature.
His first book - Professor Fabrikant's Historical Cabaret -based on his cartoon columns and original illustrations, won the 2009 Sapir Prize for a debut novel. In 2014 Pinkus was awarded the Israel Museum Ben Zvi Award for the best illustrated picture book of the year for his illustrations for Mr. Fibber, by Lea Goldberg.
In 2000 Pinkus founded the Illustration Track in the Department of Visual Communications and has been an associate professor in the department since 2011. He often shows his work in Israel and abroad, gives lectures on comics, illustration and art related subjects. He has developed a variety of original courses in his fields of interest, and teaches artist workshops in leading international institutions, including the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK), and Pompidou Center in Paris.
Pinkus has been the in-house illustrator at Yediot Aharonot since 1997, and in 2013 he and illustrator Rutu Modan founded the Noah Library - which has taken upon itself to promote comics and illustration in Israel and publish quality comics books for children.