Ilan Manouach (Athens, 1980) is a conceptual cartoonist. He publishes his book projects regularly and has participated in important comics events worldwide where he regularly gives workshops and talks about comics. He is mostly known for the unauthorized fac-simile appropriations that claim for the importance of a “reader’s space”, beyond all imposed meanings coming from the author or from the prevailing readings of certain works. These books demonstrate that comics can be a powerful self-reflexive medium. His books have received generous and consistent support from the Centre National du Livre in France and La Communauté Française de Belgique and they have been discussed in various magazines such as World Literature Today, Wired, Hyperallergic and e-flux. Manouach is a PhD researcher at the Aalto University in Helsinki where he explores materialist practices in experimental comics.