Ukrainian artist’s illustrations feature in The New York Times and The New Yorker


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The works of Ukrainian illustrator Zhenya Oliinyk have appeared on the pages of The New York Times and The New Yorker. She announced this on her Instagram page.



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Zhenya Oliinyk is a Ukrainian illustrator, journalist, and cultural critic.


The New York Times published her comic strip “What We Had to Lose”. There she talks about the Veterano Brownie cafe in Podil, a historic neighborhood in Kyiv, how it opened and why it closed. About the evolution of the relationship between the founders. About how Zhenya’s relationship changed.


“I wrote it trying to get over the grief for the life we could have had, a life without Russian violence and terror. I still mourn it every day, in small pieces, so as not to break down completely,” the artist told Suspilne.


The New Yorker published a comic strip by the author called “A Question of Language in Ukraine”. It tells the story of how her grandparents switched to Russian and how she herself restored what her family had lost at some point.


In March 2022, The Washington Post published a comic book about the war by Ukrainian illustrator Yulia Vus. In addition, The Economist published a series of illustrations by Ukrainian artist Maria Kinovych about how life in Ukraine has changed since Russia began shelling critical infrastructure.


Photo: author’s Instagram