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These are some illustrations i made for a child book (by George Gouzounis) that was published in Australia by the Greek Community.

The outline of this short story goes like this: A young girl (Ellie) returns home one day from school and finds a small monster in her room. However she doesn't remove it and says she will do it tomorrow. This goes on quite a while with the monster growing up rapidly and doing damages. At the end the monster is so big that she has to ask for help by her mother and together they manage to drive it away.

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This is a 3pages story about a man having difficulty sleeping. I didn't want to add any words /texts as the story is designed to have a dreamy atmosphere.

I used Photoshop for coloring.

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This is a short story for a brown pigeon living in a big city like Athens. It was a story i was thinking to send to the 9th competition of the comic magazine "9" (summer 2009). Finally i changed my mind and sent the short story called Night Shadows.

The texts are in greek. I used pencils for the colors.

Pigeon was exhibited at the Antifascist Festival in Syros, 7-11 June 2012.

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This is a 6pages story for a knight returning to his homeland. Perhaps one of the oldest stories I have written, at start as a small novel (under a big influence of Kafka) and then much later as an even smaller comic. A Knight King carrying a message from the Emperor returns after a big absence to his land only to find that everything is ruined and all people are gone (or dead). But perhaps this is not exactly the truth.

All texts are in greek. I used Photoshop for coloring and lettering.

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Perhaps one of the oldest stories I have written along with Coming Home, at start as a small novel (under a big influence of Kafka) and then much later as an even smaller comic. A young boy having a request enters an official building at night only to get stuck by bureaucracy. The girl figure in the last page is a tribute to one of my favourites comics (the Sandman, by Neil Geiman).I must admit that there is a strong anti-religious theme here, but I hope that most thinking people won't find it offensive.

This comic was my first attempt to use Photoshop for colors, textures and lettering. All texts are in greek.

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This is a single page story for a young boy living in a foreign country.

I designed it in order to sent it to a comic contest called "European Union and citizenship" (2008-2009).

The texts are in greek. I used watercolors for coloring.

Citizenship was exhibited at the Antifascist Festival in Syros, 7-11 June 2012.

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This is a single page story for a young boy facing justice.

This story derives from an actual poem I have written long ago and decided to convert it to comic. This is also the case for the stories The Player and A Poem. The initial thought was to leave them without color and to use them as illustrations-poems in a collection of poems i was working with. This project was abandoned and therefore i added color and left them as standalone comics.

The texts are in greek. I used Photoshop for coloring and lettering.

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This is a single page story for a football player in the middle of the game. He is an offensive player but has long ago lost his ability to score. His teemates, therefore, try to avoid passing the ball to him and he gets angry.The basic influence for this comic was a story i heard about a very good offensive player that couldn't score even if he passed the entire opposite team.

This story derives from an actual poem I have written long ago and decided to convert it to comic. This is also the case for the stories A Poem and The Trial. The initial thought was to leave them without color and to use them as illustrations-poems in a collection of poems i was working with. This project was abandoned and therefore i added color and left them as standalone comics.

The texts are in greek. I used Photoshop for coloring and lettering.

The Player became the script and basis for an animation i made in 2013 (you can see the animation in the respective section).

 

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This is a single page story for a young poet dreaming of writing a poem inside a train.

This story derives from an actual poem I have written long ago and decided to convert it to comic. This is also the case for tthe stories The Player and The Trial. The initial thought was to leave them without color and to use them as illustrations-poems in a collection of poems i was working with. This project was abandoned and therefore i added color and left them as standalone comics.

The texts are in greek. I used Photoshop for coloring and lettering.

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This is a comic about young Leonardo da Vinci and his struggle to create a flying machine and fly. The story is based on an earlier short novel which was divided into two parts: one with an interior monologue (the thoughts of Leonardo) and one with a more “objective” narrative technique completing the story. The comic is also divided into two parts, separated by color (green and blues against grey colors), space (outside vs inside) and text placement (boxes for thoughts in the first part and bubbles for dialogues in the latter one). The last page differs as it symbolizes a cyclic return to first part through Leonardo’s dream.

The story is completely fictional and has no historical accuracy. Leonardo didn’t live with his mother since he was 5 years old (instead, he was living with his uncle in Vinci). It was a deliberate change, because I thought that a scene with his mother’s fear in front of her injured son would be a strong one, and because countryside was a more suited place for the story to take place (as it would be much more difficult for someone to make secretly a flying machine in the city and carry it all the way to the hills without anyone taking notice).

Sketches were made by hand while color and text were added afterwards digitally. There was a struggle for realistic coloring (textures, lights and shadows etc). However, I think that the most important thing I had in mind while creating the comic was its layout and how it connects with narration and its rhythm.

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Windy Nights

Kapsimi publication company, Oct. 2018

It's dangerous to travel in the night -especially when it's windy. But for some it's even more dangerous...  For some the moon is always red and the air smells like blood. And yet they survive. Because they have to. Because they are determined...

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