‘Dreams and everyday life’ is about ‘the important things’ in life. Not careers, health, wealth, or social status, but rather the innumerable everyday, human situations and defining experiences of daily life. From choosing the right clothes to wear, to whether to pick up a hitchhiker; from mobile phones, parties and restaurants, to learning a martial art, expressing your inner thoughts, and suicidal cacti (of course!).
The book is comprised of three separate but interconnected stories that tackle everything from the mundane necessities of everyday life, to the profound musings on technology and the future; all in a comic, whimsical, poetic and philosophical way.
Although Aviv has drawn deeply upon his own life and experiences, having grown up in one of the world’s most troubled and intense regions, he has produced a funny, poignant and wonderfully humane graphic novel, with truly universal appeal.
Aviv Ratzin is a professional animator, illustrator and guitarist. He grew up in the suburbs of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and spent most of his youth reading comic books, watching cartoons, skateboarding, spraying graffiti, and filling sketchbooks with cartoon characters and designs.
Currently Aviv works with some of the leading studios in Israel. He studied, and was later apprenticed, at Rony Oren’s animation studio, and has subsequently worked in the animation industry on projects for television, the internet and illustrated books. He was a senior animator and designer on a satirical animated magazine on Israel’s ‘Channel One’.
‘Dreams and everyday life’ is his first graphic novel, and it is published in English and Hebrew.