Illustrator Who Draws Married Life Comics Shares the Year-Long Journey to Getting Pregnant

Couple Comics by Yehuda Devir

Illustrator Yehuda Devir is no stranger to sharing his life through art. For years, he has turned everyday moments with his wife Maya into charming—and often hilarious—online couple comics. Through his ongoing series called One of Those Days, he and Maya chronicle their relationship, from the silly to the mundane and beyond. After years of enjoying the comics, you can’t help but feel like you’re friends with them.

Determined to share the joyful and challenging parts of their life together, Yehuda recently documented their journey to getting pregnant. He did so with his usual humor and wit, but he didn’t sugarcoat the ups and downs of creating life—from memorizing ovulation schedules to playing alchemist with baby potions. “We had been trying to conceive for about a year,” Yehuda explains. “While doing so, we’ve realized that a family of our own is the biggest creation we can hope for.”

Like many folks, they struggled with the feeling of powerlessness upon discovering that for that month, they weren’t pregnant. To get through these hard times, they leaned on one another for support. “We’ve been together for such a long time that our friendship and love seem so strong,” Yehuda said, “it feels like we can achieve everything if we work together. Challenges make us stronger.”

On December 20, 2018, Yehuda and Maya were elated to announce their pregnancy, and congratulations from around the world poured in. For those struggling with the same issues and feelings of helplessness, Yehuda hopes that telling their story will be of comfort to them. “Readers see their life [pictured] and feel that they are not alone,” he offered. “There are other people somewhere in the world who are just like them, who experience ups and downs in their relationships [as well] and it gives [them] a sense of relevance.”

Congratulations, Yehuda and Maya!

Illustrator Yehuda Devir chronicles his life with his wife Maya in relatable, and often hilarious, couple comics.

Lifestyle Illustration by Yehuda Devir

Recently, Yehuda illustrated their year-long journey to becoming pregnant.

Couple Comics by Yehuda Devir

He documented the ups and downs…

Couple Comics by Yehuda Devir Lifestyle Illustration by Yehuda Devir Couple Comics by Yehuda Devir Lifestyle Illustration by Yehuda Devir

… and eventually made the announcement.

Lifestyle Illustration by Yehuda Devir

Congratulations, Yehuda and Maya!

Lifestyle Illustration by Yehuda Devir

To see how Yehuda creates his illustration, check out this time-lapse video shared on his YouTube.

Yehuda Devir: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Patreon | YouTube
Maya Devir: Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use images by Yehuda Devir.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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