Hila Noam

Illustrator and comic book artist

I'm a Tel Aviv born illustrator, comics artist and author, as well as a lecturer at the Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem, visual communication department. I work at my studio in Tel Aviv, specializing in acrylic and hand-made illustrations.

My first comic book for children was published in 2019 in French and Hebrew : Vadrouille, (French) by Même Pas Mal Publishers, and חוצי, (Hebrew) by Am Oved Publishing House. The book has won the 2020 Golden Duck award, named after Dudu Geve, for best comic book for children.

Drawing Power - a comics Anthology I took part in, published by Abrams Books, has won the 2020 Eisner Award for best Anthology. The NY Times chose Drawing Power as one of the ten best comics of 2019.

My work has been published on leading publications in Israel (Am Oved, Modan, National Geographic) and worldwide (Abrams Books - USA, Seven stories Press - USA, Strapazine - Switzerland), as well as in solo and group exhibitions around the world (Israeli comics museum, Holon, Fumetto comix Festival, Luzern, society of illustrators, NY). A graduate of the Visual Communication department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, where I majored in illustration. I'm also a member of the Humdrum comics collective, publishing comics anthologies yearly, two of which were nominated for the Angouleme Comics Festival Alternative Anthology Award, as well as the co-editor of the Misdeeds Israeli comics Anthology.

Other achievements:
Assistant-colorist in Anne Frank’s Diary - The Graphic Adaptation by Ari Folman and David Polonsky (Penguin Random House, 2018), and the Eisner award winning graphic novel The Property by Rutu Modan (D&Q, 2013).


Press and interviews (Hebrew):

Calcalist 28.7.20
Good Evening with Guy Pines 14.1.20
Haaretz 14.10.19
Yediot Ahronot 30.7.19
Portfolio Magazine 5.6.19
Portfolio Magazine 14.3.18
Kan - Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (video) 27.7.17
City Mouse 27.7.17
Ynet 1.12.15
Time Out 22.1.15
Haaretz 29.1.12
Haaretz 2.8.11
Walla 17.7.11
City Mouse 26.4.09

Awards

2020

Golden Duck, named after Dudu Geva (Best comic book for children)

2011

Shimon Shestovitch award for Israeli design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

2016

Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Annual, SOI, USA

2017

Society of Illustrators Annual of Illustration, SOI, USA

Exhibitions

2018

Group, Illustration 60 – Society of Illustrators Annual, Museum of Illustration and Comics NY - New York, USA

2016

Group, Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Annual, Museum of Illustration and Comics NY - New York, USA

2016

Solo, Table Manners, Fumetto International Comix Festival - Luzern, Switzerland

2016

Group, In short: Israeli, The Israeli Cartoon Museum - Holon, Israel

2015

Group, Eat with your mouth closed, A la Rampa - Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV illustration week)

2015

Group, Life Itself, Artist House TLV - Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV illustration week)

2015

Group, Containers, Meshuna Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV illustration week)

2015

Group, After twenty years: Memory. Design. Rabin, Vitrina gallery - Holon, Israel

2015

Group, Still Optimistic, Vitrina Galery - Holon, Israel

2014

Group, Comfort Zone, Binyamin Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel

2013

Group, 20 Years – Globes, Fresh Paint Art Fair - Tel Aviv, Israel

2012

Group, Israeli Comics, Sipur Pashut - Tel Aviv, Israel

2009

Group, Soldiers on Their Way, Municipal Gallery – Yad Labanim House - Ra’anana, Israel

2006

Group, Feminen Object, Binyamina Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel

2006

Solo, The Brave Soldier X, Gross Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel