rutu modan grew up in israel. she writes beautiful comics which action often takes place in tel aviv.
i red her short stories gathered in 'jamilti' (a page from one of the stories below) and ran through the famous 'exit wounds' (it was in danish which doesn't help) - there is a sample of a few pages online.
there is also 'mixed emotions', her 6 part graphic blog written for the ny times - my favourite is 'queen of the scottish fairies'! it's wonderful!
finally take a look at 'the murder of the terminal patient' her story from the ny times funny pages
Labels: comics / illustration