Ranan Lurie was born in Egypt. He began his career as a journalist in the daily Ma’ariv and published his first book at the age of 20. In 1968, he produced drawings for Life Magazine and in 1970 for The New York Times.
The beginning of his career was punctuated by military duty in Israel, but he quickly carved a niche for himself in the United States. He works for the largest Israeli newspapers such as Daily Hador, Tavel and Yediot Aharonot.
Ranan is the most published cartoonist in the world. He was nominated for the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize and has received 22 national and international awards.