The Vancouver Sun has published a great piece about the Mokhovikovas, a family of Russian refugees who were featured in “So We Ran,” Anna Bons’ contribution to our Comics in Transit series.
“Vancouver artist Anna Bron, who coincidentally is also Jewish and was born in Russia, was thrilled to create the Mokhovikovas’ comic, in part because it raises awareness of refugees coming from a variety of countries, not just the ones most frequently in headlines. ‘I knew this side of Russia existed and must still exist, but it really did surprise me to the extent (of the violence),’ said Bron. ‘They are very thankful to be here. And I don’t blame them, when you grow up in a country where you are suppressed.'”
To read more, go to “Comic illustrates refugee family’s bleak arrival in Vancouver and hope for the future” at the Vancouver Sun website.