After eight years together, artist Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya have been through ups, downs and everything in between.
The artist, who is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, told HuffPost that he and Maya often collaborate on the series. She helps him come up with the concept, build the composition and choose colors. Then Yehuda executes the actual illustrations.
“Maya is a very talented artist as well,” he told HuffPost. “Better than me I think. But she’ll be angry that I said it.”
All of the illustrations in the series are based on real moments and experiences the couple has shared, with some exaggerations for artistic effect.
“We don’t illustrate moments that didn’t happen to us because otherwise it would harm the authenticity of the story,” Yehuda told HuffPost.
The Devirs first met in the army and became close friends before eventually beginning a romantic relationship.
“What made our relationship work very well from the beginning was the fact that we were very good friends before,” Yehuda said. “We highly respect each other and accept both the good and the bad things of each other.”
He added, “All of our moments together ― the good and the bad ― is what makes our relationship special.”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.