Rutu Modan is an Israeli comic book author born in 1966 in Tel HaShomer, in the west of the country.
Rutu quickly developed a passion for drawing and studied graphic arts at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His taste for drawing and writing made him want to devote himself to the production of comic strips. In 1995, she co-founded with Yimi Pinkus the association Actus Tragicus, which allows illustrators and graphic designers to promote their works outside Israel. Indeed, comic strips are a relatively unknown art in the country.
The Angoulême Festival, renowned as the largest comic strip festival in the world, offers them the opportunity to exhibit their works to the general public. In 2007, she published the graphic novel Exit Wounds, which was a great success and received numerous awards around the world, including the Angoulême award in 2008.
She then published the comic strip “La Propriété”, which was also a great success and received 3 different prizes, including the special prize of the Jury of the Angoulême Festival in 2013. The vast majority of his books published in France are published by Acte Sud. Rutu Modan also produces graphic works for children.