Dato Machavariani was born in 1976. In 1993 he enrolled in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. During his time at the academy he was a drummer for Irakli Charkviani, the most famous band in the history of independent Georgia.
Since 1997 he has published his comics and illustrations in numerous magazines and newspapers.
He was a brand-designer for Geocell, the leading mobile network company operating in Georgia.
In addition to illustrating books and articles, he is a stage and costume designer for experimental theatre at Georgia Cinetix.
Since 2004 he has been actively cooperating with Bakur Sulakauri Publishing regarding various projects. A graphic novel based on ”The Knight in Panther’s skin” is currently his major work.