Oksana Drachkovska

From Bunny Rabbits to Bomb Shelters, an Illustrator Turns Activist

WORDS BY AMELIA JOHANNSEN

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BARCELONA — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10

Artists are some of the world’s most important activists, helping us to make meaning from human folly and tragedy. They help translate emotions into something tangible we can understand. Oksana Drachkovska built her art career working with publishing houses and magazines, earning notoriety and prizes for her illustration of children’s books. In 2020, her book The Jumpless Bunny and His Brave Mother won Best Literature for Children from ages six to eight in Ukraine’s Lviv Book Fair.


On February 28, 2022, Oksana packed her bags to escape Lviv, not sure if or when she would ever return. She fled a home she knew and loved, leaving...

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Art by Oksana Drachkovska

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