Based on the wildly popular webcomic, One of Those Days chronicles the life and love of Yehuda and Maya Devir as they take on the minutiae of marriage, the ups and downs of daily life, and the paradigm shift of new parenthood.
“Bursting with life . . . We get to know them through one-panel installments as though they’ve walked straight into the room, introduced themselves, and moved in.”—Kate Beaton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hark! A Vagrant
Yehuda and Maya Devir began illustrating their life in comics when they moved into their first apartment together in Tel Aviv as newlyweds. In the years since, One of Those Days has become one of the biggest webcomics on the Internet, with millions of followers around the world. Yehuda Devir grew up on superhero comic books, and the Devirs’ visual style is downright kinetic and bursting with life.
In this collection—the first time that the Devirs’ comics have been compiled in one volume—they share stories that are heartwarming, hilarious, and universally recognizable. So even for those who don’t feel like pulling out an assault rifle to wage war on a kitchen cockroach, the Devirs’ challenges and triumphs are instantly familiar to anyone who’s had one of those days.
The Devirs share upbeat, slickly drawn gag-glimpses into their married life in this collection of their viral online comic. Though each one-panel cartoon stands on its own, a loose plot forms as the couple moves to Tel Aviv and settles into marriage and, later, pregnancy and parenting. Their mild domestic antics include sharing a bathroom, bedroom escapades, watching the World Cup, and fighting off mosquitoes at the park. Though some installments turn epic Black Friday shopping is depicted as a postapocalyptic battle for the most part the comic remains grounded in mundane details. The big visual draw is the attractiveness of Yehuda's and Maya's lounging-around-super-hero-style cartoon selves, pinup characters who frequently appear in underwear or swimsuits and look good even when picking hair out of the drain. The book does have a padded feel to it, as each comic is printed twice (in black-and-white and in color) and they are interspersed with promotional illustrations from the couple's Instagram, like a celebration of their one millionth follower. The material isn't significantly different from other family strips, but this coffee-table volume should sate the couple's sizable audience.
Absolutely amazing, these two are my favourite artists, and their work inspires.