Rutu Modan is an illustrator and comic book artist and a professor at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Her graphic novels Exit Wound (2007) and The Property (2013) were translated into 15 languages. Both books won the Eisner Award. In 2008 she published an illustrated blog for the New York Times. Modan has received the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustrations of Children’s Books multiple times.