In mint: how a comic book about love and a sinkhole was created
In mint: how a comic book about love and a sinkhole was created
Anton Reznikov, Danil Shtangeev, Borys Filonenko

5.09 | 14:00

The comic book In mint will have its first presentation with all its authors. They are Borys Filonenko, Danil Shtangeev and Anton Reznikov. In mint is a comic book about love and a sinkhole that has taken 3 years to be completed. Its main characters, Ivan and Mariya, live by the rules of a measured life. They watch films, drink mint tea and discuss their future plans. Ivan is preparing for his first ski jump while Mariya is working on the concept of exhibition for the temporary urban labeling. Their life turns upside down after Ivan gets lost under the snow blanket.  

During the presentation the authors are going to talk about the story of creating the comic book, its hidden agenda, and challenges they faced in the process of implementing their ideas. It will be followed by a Q&A session.


Anton Reznikov is an artist, illustrator, teacher, member of the Aza Nizi Maza studio collective exhibition projects, and co-author of the posters for the Slow art history course. He also participated in The Kiss — Darkness and Light exhibition (Gallery DIFFERENT, London). During the summer and autumn he paints in Heidelberg (Germany).

Danil Shtangeev is a graphic designer, illustrator, and comic books author. In 2019, his short stories were published in Issues 11 and 12 of GON, the original comic book collection. In 2016, he became an art-director in the studio of architectural visualization called Colotune. He also collaborates with Aza Nizi Maza art studio.

Borys Filonenko is an art critic, cartoonist, curator and editor at IST Publishing. He writes about contemporary Ukrainian art and comics. He is the author of the comic book In mint, the artbook Louvre, author and compiler of the collection Comics in a Museum of Modern Art. He co-curates the 2nd Biennale of young art in Kharkiv and previously curated the humanitarian block on the Kharkiv School of Architecture and the education project Slow Art History at the Aza Nizi Maza art studio.