Life and Times of Yanka Dyagileva

Words by Alina Simone, illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov

Insert from You Must Go and Win! By Alina Simone

Published by Faber & Faber (2011)


This mini graphic novel depicts the life of Yanka Dyagileva (1966-1991), one of the brightest figures in Russia's underground music scene. Her songs were a mixture of desperate, punk-style nihilism and folk-like lamentations. Yanka’s extraordinary career lasted only four years and ended with her tragic death at the age of 25.