If Miyazaki Depicted War in Ukraine: Illustrations of Yulia Tveritina
Yulia always related to anti-war ideas of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, she did sketches on his animations in order to distract herself from the daily troubles. And then the war struck in her country, and the drawings became the main way to cope and tell the world about it.
In 1945 when the World War II ended, the Ghibli animation studio co-founder Hayao Miyadzaki was just 4. Though he doesn’t recall the war as it was in much detail, he had to flee his hometown during the air raids and then grow up in the postwar reality. So the whole animator’s creative work has an anti-war underlying theme. “The Wind Rises,” “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Porco Rosso,” “Princess Mononoke” and other director’s work tell about the war itself as well as the importance to treat the Earth – and any living being in general – with care.
Yulia Tveritina, a Ukrainian artist, often sought consolation in Miyazaki humanistic artwork, but now she has to draw her works on the horrors of war in her own country.