such sweet nostalgia
by john valyrakis
artist / illustrator
Stories stirred with nostalgia of childhood memories, movies, love and laughter. So simple and yet so familiar, able to awaken the feeling that we had when, as kids, we would wait for Saturday night to come, to crawl to grandma’s couch, get a blanket and turn the TV on. Then, the phrases and all the peculiar grimaces the protagonists used, would be imitated, repeated by us and slowly become part of our childhood, our memories, and everything that make us, us.
01 / laughing away the burdens /
he always made us laugh. but through his comic goofs, he was trying to make his worries and troubles a bit lighter and that made this man a little less fictional and much more real.