Gatvių susitikimai (Eng. Meeting of the Streets)

WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY MONIKA VAICENAVIČIENĖ & AGNĖ ULYTĖ    TO BE PUBLISHED IN LITHUANIAN BY AUKSO ŽUVYS IN FEBRUARY 2020

A city is a place where different stories, memories, experiences, legends, visions, dreams meet. Names of steets are like windows into the different layers of history. Just imagine – what would streets talk about when they meet at a junction?

Gatvių susitikimai. O kas, jeigu Vilniaus gatvės šnekėtųsi? (Eng. Meeting of the Streets: What If Streets of Vilnius Talked) is a comics book for children and all other age groups, exploring the map of Vilnius and the narratives created by geography in a funny, engaging way.

I have created this book together with my sister Agnė. We have grown up in Vilnius, and its diverse heritage of stories and legends is an important part of our background.

Our comics of this book are snippets of imaginary conversations between two or more characters after which the intersecting streets are named. They are followed by short essays delving deeper into the contexts of the characters and their possible conversation topics.