New East Digital Archive

Flash 365: sinister and surreal illustrated short stories from St Petersburg

12 February 2018

Based in St Petersburg, Russian artist Nikita Klimov harnesses both the playful and the poignant to create thought-provoking online illustrations.

Ranging from dark and evocative to whimsical and surreal, each of Klimov’s illustrations is crafted to fit a piece of short fiction by Russia-based American author Benjamin Davis. The stories, which span from the perils of expat life to light-hearted encounters with death, form part of Flash 365 — a collaborative project which has already won the pair online attention and a modest cult following.

Davis and Klimov are set to release their first book, King of FU, at the beginning of 2018. To find out more, visit their Facebook page here.