Croatian-born comic book artist Igor Kordey began his career working on the European market, but eventually found his way to US comic books. In the late 1970s, he was part of the innovative Croatian comic artists group Novi Kvadrat. By the late 1980s, he worked on the series 'La Saga de Vam' with writer Vladimir Colin, that was published by the French publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés. For the same publisher, he made the one-shot 'Les Cinq Saisons: L'Automne' with Django Nenad in 1990, and the second book of 'Diosamante' with Alejandro Jodorowsky in 2002.
Stranac (Yu Strip #83-84, January 1986)
His first published work in the US was 'The Wall' in Heavy Metal magazine in 1989. Kordey is best known for his artwork on Grant Morrison's run on Marvel's 'New X-Men' in 2001 and 2002. Kordey has illustrated several Marvel (mini)series between 1995 and 2004, including 'Tales of the Marvels: Wonder Years', 'Conspiracy', 'Black Widow: Pale Little Spider', 'Cable', 'Soldier X' and 'X-Treme X-Men'.
New X-Men #130 (October 2002)
He did art on licensed titles for Dark Horse like 'Tarzan: Rivers of Blood', and 'Tarzan/Batman: Claws of the Catwoman' and was also one of the artists for Wildstorm's 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Gorn Crisis' in 2001. With scriptwriter Alex De Campi, he started the violent and dark graphic novel series 'Smoke' for IDW Publishing in 2005, while also serving as a cover artist for several Dark Horse and Vertigo titles.
He returned to the French-Belgian market by working with Jean-Pierre Pécau on the first two volumes of the series 'L'Histoire Secrète' (2005) and creating the historical series 'Empire' (2006-2007) and 'Keltos' (since 2009) for Delcourt. In addition, he worked with Jean-David Morvan on the war comic 'Le Cœur des batailles' (Delcourt, 2007-2008) and the historical diptych 'Taras Boulba' (Delcourt, 2008), and with Laurent-Frédéric Bollée on 'L'Idole & le fléau' (Éditions 12bis, 2009-2010).