Asaf Hanuka was a hot up-and-comer in comics around the turn of the century with the anthology series Bipolar he did with his twin brother Tomer. But after that, he was drawn away to the world of magazine illustrations with all-too-infrequent trips back to comics with shorts in Bizarro World and Waltz With Bashir.
But all this time, unbeknown to many, he’s been doing a comic of his own called The Realist that’s been published in the Israeli newspaper Calcalist and put online later. And now this interesting auto-bio story is making its way to bookshelves … well, French bookshelves at least.
The Realist tells the story of Hanuka’s home life, from finding a new home for his family to dealing with his precocious young son. Originally published in Hebrew, Hanuka’s been posting the comic online along with an English translation. And now the comics serial is being translated into French and given a new title, Knocked Out in Tel Aviv.
Although no English release has been mentioned yet, this French edition is a good chance to let readers know they’re online. Publishers, too … hint hint.
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