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Rutu Modan

Rutu Modan is an Illustrator, comics artist and Professor at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem. Modan Co-Founded the Israeli comics collective Actus who won worldwide recognition and was crowned by ID Magazine as one of the most influential design groups of 2007. Rutu Modan received several times the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for children’s book illustration. In 2008 her book Exit Wound won the Eisner Award for the best comics book. Her graphic novel The Property was published in 2013. The book won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2014, the Special Jury Prize in the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France, and the first prize for best book of the year in Lucca Comics & Games Festival, Italy. In 2013 Rutu Modan established with Yirmi Pinkus, Noah Library, an independent publishing house specialising in comics for young children. Modan’s comic & children’s books were translated into 15 languages.
Her last graphic novel “Tunnels” was published this year in Israel.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her family.

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