Asaf Hanuka is a comic book writer and artist. His autobiographical strip The Realist has been translated to more than 14 languages and won multiple international awards, such as The Eisner (USA) and Lucca (Italy). Asaf collaborated with artist (and twin brother) Tomer Hanuka and writer Boaz Lavie on The Divine, a New York Times bestseller, which won The international Manga award. A notable collaboration with writer Etgar Keret produced "Pizzeria Kamikaze", a graphic novel about life after death.
Additionally, he contributed art to animation projects, such as the Oscar-nominated animated film Waltz with Bashir by director Ari Folman.
Asaf collaborated on a graphic novel with international best selling writer Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah) titled I’m Still Alive. His latest book is a graphic memoir titled “The Arab Jew”.
Apart from his work in storytelling, Asaf is a devoted teacher and serves as the head of the visual communication department for Engineering and Design. He has been teaching illustration and storytelling for over 20 years.
He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Hilit Shefer, an artist and curator, and their 2 kids.
Asaf Hanuka, together with his brother Tomer, is the author of the Lucca Comics & Games 2023 poster.
(Photo by Cecile Gabriel)