Friday, September 21, 2007


Drawn & Quarterly presents:


With the generous support of the Consulate General of Israel, Rutu Modan presents her recent graphic novel Exit Wounds on a tour to Washington DC, Bethesda, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and New York.


Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 PM

1529 16th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20036

Cost: $8/$6 member

Rutu Modan speaks about and signs her graphic novel Exit Wounds.

Presented alongside Israillustrators 2007: Illustrations from Israeli Children’s Books
In the Barbara & Harold Berman Café and in the Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall

The Jewish Literary Festival, the J’s Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery and the Embassy of Israel have teamed up to present Israillustrators 2007. This colorful banner exhibition features children’s book illustrations by leading Israeli illustrators, including Rutu Modan. Selected works from this exhibition have been displayed in Israeli pavilions at international book fairs and at other literary events in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and South America. Israeli Illustrator Liora Grossman curated the exhibition, and it is on loan from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Presented in partnership with the J’s Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel as part of the Israel @ 60 celebrations.

For more information contact Drawn & Quarterly at 514-279-0691
DCJCC box office: 202-777-3210


Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13

Expo hours: Friday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
programming & signing schedule at D+Q booth TBA

Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Cost: $8 day/$15 weekend

In its twelfth year, SPX now serves as the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books and the discovery of new creative talent. SPX will bring together over 400 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, distributors, and each other. The celebration culminates in the 11th annual Ignatz Awards Reception -- Rutu Modan and Exit Wounds are nominated in the Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Graphic Novel categories. Expect great programming all weekend long, including a presentation by Rutu Modan, speaking about Exit Wounds.

For more information contact Drawn & Quarterly at 514-279-0691
Tickets available at the event.


In modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father’s death, he finds himself not only piecing together the last few months of his father’s life, but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties. Exit Wounds is her North American graphic novel debut, and was nominated for the 2007 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel.

Rutu Modan is one of Israel’s best-known cartoonists. Born in Tel-Aviv in 1966, she has received much recognition for her work, including four Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The Israel Ministry of Culture named Rutu Modan the Young Artist of the Year in 1997, she has been a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation since 2005, and her work has received nominations for Eisner, Ignatz, and Angoulême awards. She currently lives in England with her family, and will be on tour in select North American cities in October 2007, with the generous support of the Consulate General of Israel.

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