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Jan 13, 2009

Asaf Hanuka is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist, notable for his collaborations with his identical twin brother Tomer and his work with Etgar Keret in both Hebrew and English.

Asaf and Tomer co-created Bipolar, an experimental comic book series which gained them nominations for the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards.

Asaf and Tomer were artists on Ari Folman’s haunting animated documentary, Waltz with Bashir, about the connection with the current Israeli Army and the 1982 Lebanon War.

Waltz with Bashir has toured film festivals worldwide; garnering many awards, and is in limited theatrical release.  It has won 6 Israeli Academy Awards.  It was also named Best Film of 2008 by the National Society of Film Critics in the United States and has won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.