Born in Turnu Severin, Viorel Pîrligras was the winner of a comics contest organized by the magazines Cutezătorii and Pif Gadget in 1970. He published his first comic story in Racheta Cutezătorilor three years later. His professional career began in 1983 when he contributed his science-fiction stories to annuals like Anticipaţia and the quarterly magazine Orion.
Prinde Visul, by Viorel Pirligras and Marian Mirescu
His comics have appeared in the Romanian press since 1990, as well as in Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. Pirligras has introduced "rock" comics and re-established the daily strip in Romania. His comic strip 'Oscar' has appeared in regional papers from Iaşi, Craïova and Timişoara since 1995. Another comic strip by Pirligras is 'Cosmogonii S9 E3'. He has published books with the publishing houses SFVA ('Escală pe Tobra' in 1991 and 'Lumi Paralele' in 1995) and All ('Caragiale' in 2002).