A couple of years back, the writer Ehud Lavski and illustrator Yael Nathan started making short comics and update them on the internet. However, their comics have spread among many people. It has been read over a million times and people have a strong emotional response when reading them.
As per the writers, they have been working together for so long and there are always differences in ideas, so that time, they talk to each other and become empathetic. When choosing a story, they will always pick one where both of them passionate about. That is how they continue to be excited about every new story
“The ideas for these comics come from everywhere. Some appear fully formed. Some come from dreams. Others from nightmares. Whenever an idea burrows into my head and refuses to let go, I know it’s time to turn it into one of our stories”.
As per the below images, there are three of them (like a lot of our stories) that are fairy tales in a way: a jazz singer that makes it rain when she sings, a mysterious tattoo artist that will give you a tattoo that’ll change your life, and an old man that might just have a time machine in the guest bedroom. Just like children, these stories are very different from each other, but we love them all equally. We can’t wait for them to join their brothers and sisters in the book collecting all of them.
You can check their collection, now live on Kickstarter. More info: kck.st
The Tattoo Artist
Ehud: When writing, it all starts with a bunch of messy, handwritten notes. Then I turn them into a script in FINAL DRAFT, a screenwriting program.
Yael: I then sketch the frames on an iPad, to see how the story flows. Once we’re happy with the form of the story, I pencil, ink, color, and letter the comics in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
Ehud: There are many people that inspire me. But if I have to chart the DNA of our comics, the biggest inspirations are Neil Gaiman, Guillermo Del Toro, and Junji Ito. Creators who are able to find beautiful, fantastic and horrific things in every corner of everyday life.
Yael: I think there’s hardly a single illustrator I don’t follow online on some platform. I love watching people create beautiful works. But my biggest inspirations are Claire Hummel, Miki Montlló, and J.A.W. Cooper.
Kurzweil’s Time Machine
The book collects all 15 comics stories we’ve created in the last 3 years in a deluxe Hardcover publication. We pulled all the stops to make it the most beautiful book we could. The Bored Panda readers have been incredibly supportive of our comics. We want to make a book they’d love to hold in their hands.
This is just the beginning for us. We have quite a few stories we want to tell, some short and some fairly epic. Creating these comics is the most artistically fulfilling thing for both of us. We’ll happily spend the rest of our lives creating them.
Right now we have two book-length graphic novels planned. The challenge for us is that we’re passionate about people being able to read our comics for free. So the problem we (and a lot of creators) are facing, is how to make a living while not limiting our readers to only those who can afford art. It’s a hard problem, but it’s one worth solving.
I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource development at Institute of Personnel Management (Sri-Lanka).
Apart from my professional career in the field of HRM, I am also a freelance writer of web and business contents.