Assaf Hanuka, who is originally from Israel, studied comics at the École Émile Cohl in Lyon. After majoring in illustration, he started working as an illustrator for various publications. He has collaborated with the French writer Didier Daeninckx on the graphic novels 'Carton Jaune!' (Emmanuel Proust Editions, 1999) and 'Hors Limites' (Hors Collection, 2001), and with Israeli writer Etgar Keret on 'Streets of rage'.
Hanuka has been working for daily newspapers and magazines like Time, Rolling Stone, New York Times, The Source, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and others. Assaf and his twin brother Tomer Hanuka combined their talents in the experimental graphic narrative 'Bipolar', where Asaf contributes the ongoing saga of 'Pizzeria Kamikaze', also written by Etgar Keret. Also for Emmanuel Proust Editions, he made 'La Journee de la Terre' (script by Keret) and 'La Legende de Cassidy' (script by Roger Martin). His name is also often spelled as Asaf Hanuka.