"It's hard to define Ya-Ya's Sad Story: a deterministic illustrated novel? a morbid graphic novella that challenges the boundaries of illustration and drawing? a dark adventure story for adults? I suppose Pollak will not object to these definitions, but he will want to hover over them and let the reader experience the work in the same sense of fullness and mixing of mediums It was written, or as one of the characters says: 'Things are as they are'.
Ya-Ya is inspired by the worlds of manga and anime, and as such, it is easily seductive to be imagined on the big screen, and even without special effects - is truly frightening. The villain, known as Death, the glorious "evil" (which I think is not really bad - someone said Miyazaki?), steals the show from the rest of the characters. He is a serious pervert who turns his victims into toys. Is there anything frightening then this for all the clown haters? But even to him, the omnipotent one, there are weak points and there are masks he wears, 'each and every one of them is different and special, and I split the pain between them. They are my companions in the long journey. They ease my burden'.
Ya-Ya bursts out of meanings and play havoc with the innocent Disney stories…. the journey ends too quickly and every page so beautiful, childish only for a second, contains 'threatened' that the eye can not be removed from it."
Tal Marmelstein, critic, Israel Hayom [Daily Newspaper]
Amir Pollak (1977)是一位以色列艺术家。有以色列海法大学地艺术创作硕士学位
Pollak在以色列国内和海外都有办过个人创作展，也有很多私人收藏家收藏他的作品。展览包括： 耶路撒冷第三届绘画双年展、柏林Buttebrut计划、, 海法现代艺术博物馆……等。Pollak 也参加了香港C&G 艺廊及Woofer Ten 艺术空间的驻点艺术家计划。
Pollak 得到Hecht Foundation颁发的年轻艺术家首奖。他是一位漫画家、插画老师、概念艺术家、电影角色设计。《悲伤的玩具森林》是他第一本视觉文学作品。
- Ya-Ya's Sad Story: Silkworm of the Mulberry Tree
- 作者： Amir Pollak
- 出版社代理人：Asia Publishers (以色列)