Asaf Hanuka is an Israeli comic book writer and artist, an Illustrator and a teacher. His work has been translated into many languages and won several international awards. He teaches illustration and comics at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. He lives in Tel-Aviv with his wife, Hliit Shefer, and two kids. Asaf's twin brother is illustrator and film designer Tomer Hanuka. They collaborate regularly on different projects. Not many people know Asaf rides a scooter.

Selected awards

Eisner (USA), Gran Guinigi (Italy), Rudolph Dirks Award (Germany), gold-medal of the International Manga Award (Japan), Hugo award nomination (USA)

Often obtuse but always heartbreaking, {Asaf} Hanuka’s work is diverse and fascinating portrait of what life truly makes us
— Publisher Weekly, starred review for The Realist
There are not grandiose stories here, just the daily grind. But [The Realist is] incredibly smart and cerebral. Asaf Hanuka is one of the most brilliant visual storytellers out there...
— Forward