If you haven’t heard of Yehuda Devir by now, then you’re in for a real treat. The Tel Aviv based comic artist and illustrator has been entertaining us all with his daily domestic adventures with his wife Maya Devir for some time now. The best part is that they work together to illustrate their daily antics in an adorable comic strip series.
The popular web series, One of Those Days has now become a viral hit. The main reason for this is because the comic characters and their daily antics are adorably relatable. The comic strip allows us to take a candid glimpse into their real lives and raw happy, sad and humorous situations that happen to them every day. These behind the scenes scenarios happen in most relationships, but they are not too often documented. This makes it even more captivating. So as we tune into their daily adventures, let’s see why these loved-up comic characters really are couple goals personified.
Where It All Began
While Yehuda is a professional comic artist and illustrator now, his passion for art began at a young age. As a child, he started to express himself by painting on his bedroom walls. He then developed a love for American comics like X-Men, which became a strong influence on his comic style. When Yehuda met his wife, he found she also shares his passion for art.
Yehuda and Miri first met while studying Visual Communication at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. They have now been together, living in Tel Aviv for eight years now and Maya is now a realist artist. They have since tied the knot, and now have a baby. This has added a whole new dimension to their comic series.
When the couple first got together and were searching for an apartment in
Tel Aviv, they found the struggle was real to find the perfect home. So they wanted to ask friends to help, in a way that would grab everyone’s attention. So Maya suggested to Yehuda that he made a fun comic illustration that could be easily shared by friends on social media.
The illustration was instantly relatable and quickly became a viral hit. So Yehuda and Maya decided to post a different comic scenario every week. The only rule was that they had to be inspired by real moments, to ensure it would always be always fun and interesting. Soon enough, this weekly illustration spiraled into the comic strip series One of Those Days.
The Comic Strip Journey
Yehuda described his wife Maya as a “goddess in the form of a woman who spreads Joy wherever she goes” and adds that she “specializes in the art of teasing Yehuda.” So much of the inspiration behind the comics are from real-life situations with his joy-spreading goddess. From the silliest everyday moments to life-changing decisions; we can all follow them every step of the way.
Each week the couple work on the concept for the next “one frame composition” together. So whether Yehuda is pulling hair out of the shower drain, Maya is stealing the covers, or they are both just too exhausted to change the bedsheets; we can get a raw and unapologetic glimpse into their lives. They are also sure to illustrate the bad times as well as the good, so we can see when they have had an argument, or what they really look like in the morning. One thing’s for sure, we’re hooked and can’t wait for the next installment.