Rutu Modan, the illustrator and comic book creator, was born in Tel-Aviv in 1966. She hadn’t read a single comic, when she began drawing. How I Learned to Relax is a comic strip from her opinion blog at New York Times, called Mixed Emotions. To know more about her and her work watch Submarine Channel’s Pretty Cool People Interviews on Youtube. Her first graphic novel, Exit Wounds, is available on Drawn & Quarterly.