Yirmi Pinkus is one of the members of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus, together with Rutu Modan, Itzik Rennert, Batia Kolton and Mira Friedmann. He is a magazine illustrator and opera critic. Shortly after graduating with distinction from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, he began to edit the Israeli edition of MAD magazine with Rutu Modan. Together they founded the Actus Tragicus comics group in 1995. During 1996, Yirmi Pinkus worked in Berlin. He is director of Illustration Studies at the Vital - Tel Aviv Center For Design Studies.