Alexandr Dyakov, the creator of Sova the Boss comics, has been really busy since the last time we wrote about the series, so we decided to release an update on his work. After all, there have been quite a few changes in the owl's life!
"Just like any living intelligent creature, she has to progress," Dyakov told Bored Panda. "At first, Sova was single, but eventually she got a husband and they are bringing up a cute baby now." Sova is constantly improving her professional skills, too.
"She is kind of this aggregated image, reflecting features of different modern managers and bosses of any sex, race and sexual orientation. Each time I post a new comic, Sova gets either a new feature or develops some skill."
However, that doesn't mean the owl has become an all-knowing, fully self-aware being. She still makes very (and I mean very) questionable decisions when running her forest slash company.
Currently, Dyakov works in purchasing and does not to be in the office all the time. Making comics is his side gig that brings in a little bit of money as well. Enough for the artist to pay a few bills each month. "Maybe it is possible to generate more income from it but creating the series, most of all, is a way for me to express myself. I am glad I am able to tell stories and don't really think about selling them."
"Some of my colleagues follow the series without knowing I am the author. A few of my friends are the same, too," Dyakov said. "I don't really care about likes. The most important thing for me is that both people I know and complete strangers relate to real-life situations in the comics even if they are a bit exaggerated. If my works stir up someone's feelings -- either positive or negative -- I view it as a success."
Interestingly, an ex-colleagues of Dyakov showed some of the comics to his ex-superior. "He thought some of the strips were funny until somebody pointed out that he sometimes acts exactly like Sova."