Irina Karakhehayova was born in Sofia in 1975. She is the author and artist of the books "The Tribe of Mothers" (2009), "The Food of the Tribe" (2010), "Home Ecology" (2011), "City as a City" (2013) in the series "Tribes" (ed. Format. bg). She graduated in Scenography and Painting from New Bulgarian University, Sofia. The theme of her doctoral dissertation is "The Interaction between Verbal and Visual in the Contemporary English Graphic Novel."