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The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Kevin Haworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets is a biography and analysis of the work of Rutu Modan, a groundbreaking female graphic novelist from Israel. Modan is best known for her two graphic ... More


The Return of Uri Cadduri and the Future of Israeli Comics

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter describes the establishment of Noah Books, a publishing imprint co-founded by Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinkus to revivify classic Hebrew comics characters through new illustrations. It ... More


Introduction

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Rutu Modan and her home city of Tel Aviv. It provides a quick overview of Modan's work and to Israeli comics, and argues that Israeli comics provide essential ... More


Actus Tragicus and the Making of an Israeli Comics Scene

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter shows how Modan co-founded, with Yirmi Pinkus Actus Tragicus, the comics collective that introduced the world to Israeli comics. It explores how the Oslo Accord and the assassination of ... More


Exit Wounds: The Palpable Presence of Absence

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses Modan's Jamilti a story of a suicide bombing and a kiss between an Israeli and Palestinian that challenges many taboos of Israeli society. It shows how that story led to ... More


After Exit Wounds: Serialization, Collaboration, and Comics for Children

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter shows how, after Exit Wounds, Modan broadened her work to include comics journalism about an Israel-Gaza conflict, an autobiographical series for the New York Times, and her first solo ... More


The Property and the Possibilities of Post-Holocaust Europe

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses Modan's second graphic novel, The Property, which embeds a taboo love affair within a quest to identify Jewish property lost in Warsaw during the Holocaust. The chapter ... More


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