Profile: Comic book artist: Rutu Modan
In this episode of our Pretty Cool People Interview series, we met with the acclaimed comic book artist Rutu Modan in Amsterdam. Rutu introduces us to her first full-length graphic novel Exit Wounds, which follows the consequences of a fateful meeting between Koby Franco, a twenty-something cab driver and a young female soldier called Numi, who approaches him with some disturbing news.
Resonating the naive simplicity of Herge’s legendary oeuvre, she applies her jaded (but nonetheless charming) tone and pioneering visual framework to communicate rich, multi-layered messages which are at once grotesque, bizarre and true.
See also: Rutu Modan’s and Batia Kolton’s animated short “Goody Two Shoes” – a Submarine Channel exclusive