Yehuda & Maya Devir
Comic Artists – creators of the web comics “One of Those Days”
Maya and Yehuda Devir, are a family of Israeli, comic artists, creators of the popular
webcomic “One of Those Days”.
More than 9 million people around the world follow Maya and Yehuda’s lives on social
media – a standard Israeli couple with two children who share the tribulations of their daily
In their popular webcomic “One of Those Days,” which they post once a week on their social
media pages, Yehuda and Maya share everyday situations in an honest, funny and
In addition to the webcomics that have earned them millions of fans on social media, the
two have also published a book series, “One of Those Days,” and their comics have been
featured numerous times in publications such as The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Bored
Panda. In 2019, Yehuda and Maya won the “Most Creative Content Creators” award at the
prestigious international competition “INFLOW GLOBAL Awards” in Istanbul.
Storyboard artist for Harry Potter, X-man and The Dark Knight movies
Jim Cornish is a storyboard artist from the UK with over 25 years experience as a storyboard artist and illustrator, over 35 completed films and working with many acclaimed film directors.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to draw for blockbusters like Harry Potter, X-men, The Dark Knight and many more he’s the man to answer you!
He studied printmaking at Staffordshire University, then worked in animation and moved to London. After a further period of training at Kingston University, he began his career in television as an Assistant Art Director. There he worked on storyboards for Gerry Anderson, the first of which was Lost in Space, quickly followed by Deadly Horizon and numerous smaller films. His reputation grew after his work for productions such as “Don’t Die Today” in the James Bond series, “Tomb Raider 2” and “The Phantom of the Opera”. Now, Jim is one of the UK’s most sought-after storyboard artists.
Jim Cornish will be a guest at Aniventure Comic Con on both days of the festival! And you’ll have the chance to meet him and even attend his workshop – “How to be a Storyboarder”
Neda Malcheva is one of the most popular artists on social networks.
There is hardly anyone who has not come across the work of this crazy mother with even crazier children and apparently… patient father. The talented artist has been sharing stories inspired by family life – the good, the bad and especially the funny – for years, and her page now has over 60,000 fans! Neda has painted the illustrations in “How to Survive in Bulgaria” by Brato.bg, “Mama Ninja”, “The Daily Life of a Dad” by Kaloyan Yavashev, as well as a whole series of “Bulgarian Knowledge” by Viktoria Petkova. For almost two years she has been teaching classical and digital drawing to children in Ruse.
Neda will be with us on both days of the festival, where she will have her own booth to meet fans.
Anani Borisov & Martin Petrov
Comic Artists – creators of the web comics “Toni Pateto”
“Tony Pateto” is a comic project by Anani Borisov and Martin Petrov, launched in 2016, bearing the working title “Sexyboy Igracho” and inspired by the native reality, with the main character – a typical young Bulgarian from the countryside. Created as a joke, Tony Patetto became a serious title with thousands of fans who 7 years later still support the idea.
Anani and Martin continue to work actively as comic authors and develop new series. They’ll be with us on both days of the festival and will give us a first-hand account of exactly how “the game is played” and what’s new with our beloved Tony and company.
Book author – creator of “Bulgaroznaiko” and “Magic Sunbook”
“Bulgaroznaiko” by Viktoria Petkova is the series that has travelled all continents of the Earth with the mission to tell amazing stories about Bulgarian traditions and culture to Bulgarians all over the world.
The hero travelled with polar explorers to the coldest place on earth – Antarctica and became part of the “ice library” on Livingstone Island. He flew into space on Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket with the messages of Vasil Levski and the secret code of Bulgarian embroidery.
Its creator, Viktoria Petkova, is also the author of the Magic Sunbook, an innovation in drawing that turns anyone into an artist through the power of the sun’s rays.