I wrote and illustrated a series of books to help my daughter survive without heartbreak in the new world of digital revolution.
“Kara Sevda” is an impossible love story, with characters inspired by mid-century Turkish movies. Kara meets Kartal, a boy from an upper income class, at her school. They feel quite happy hanging out together, but Kartal’s father do not share the same bliss. Kentmen is afraid of losing his fortune because of his son’s unwise decisions, which justifies in his mind, an extensive surveillance system.
Every step he takes, every move he makes, Kentmen’s watching Kartal. When he sees their relationship getting serious he tries to bribe the poor Kara, to overwhelm her and mob her out of it. When the couple doesn’t give up, he asks for a biological proof of love test but he fixes the result even before they take it. The couple finds the solution in faking their death and escaping the city, hoping to return one day.