It was 3 days after Christmas, earthquake again. It was like Earth farted, loudly, making a point that we are in a episode of Twilight zone. Point made, bones stiff, blood frozen, I’ve made illustration of Bo and Om waked up by earthquake.
It was an impact that brought up PTSP from March, but we all hoped that was it.. It’s last of this 2020. nightmare/shitty horror movie. Day after was massive, long, noisy, ugly earthquake near Petrinja. Christmas joy died. People lost their homes, loved ones.. Horror.
But one thing was, still is, shining in the moments of darkness, human hearts. Croatians united quickly, gave their homes to ones in need, gave help in every way imaginable.
Grinch was on steroids but Bo and Om had their way to strike back. So they did, they smashed and destroy 2020. like 2020. destroyed all the joy, freedom and security.. 🙂
You can click here to see Bo and Om smashing 2020. 🙂
As time of Christmas was close I’ve made daily illustrations. We all have our idea of Christmas spirit and how that time of year is special, so Bo and Om were my idea of Christmas spirit. Every week Bo and Om made something in advent tradition.
Every illustration was inspired by random quotes, songs and daily life in winter. Bo and Om were my extension to share magic that was kidnapped by pandemic. As numbers of ill and dead went up, my illustrations went more colorful. 🙂
Summer was so close I could smell heated dog shit in the air. Atmosphere in Croatia was ok. Zagreb was recovered from shock, but not from disappointment in institutions and mayor, but that wasn’t something new. Pandemic was under some control, people were happy – sunshine can do magic to humans.
It was hard to think new set of illustrations. I was reading the first book of the Gentleman Bastard, great book btw., and than it hit me. Boys always have fun, their friendships lasts, have adventures.. Why in a world I wouldn’t make 2 characters that would show all this wonderful things we share with best friend.
I knew many people illustrate these things and it’s already seen, but I had to do it for myself. Bo and Om as BOOM were born, yellow and blue creature, friends, a match made in heaven. They love life and consider to consume it properly.