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Some first posters for my comic "for a breath of freedom" which was published in 2016 by the publication project Asymmetric Threat

The comic through the story of a girl held under special detention conditions tries to speak about imprisonment, special detention conditions, the sexist and abusive treatment by the guards, the strength and resistance that come from solidarity.

The second poster in the gallery below is based on the front cover of the comic which used an older painting of mine called "BW Portrait".

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Another romantic story with Rhodes landscape at the left and Syros at the right. The theme with the girl and the balloon has appeared also in another painting of mine.

The paintings were given as a gift to a friendly couple.

In 2013 the painting with syros illustrated the front cover of a freepress magazine called Serious. 

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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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Sketches I made with antifascist (and anti-nazi) topic. Most of them deal with the nazist party Golden Dawn. 

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The last years i have created (or designed) a number of web pages mostly as part of my job and sometimes helping some friends. In some of the cases apart from the site I designed the logos and banners of the companies also.

A great number of these works were made in collaboration with a friend of mine and his company WDesign in Corfu.

This joomla-based site that displays my work is also created by me, but i didn't add it to the list below for obvious reasons.

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This is a small medieval fairytale about a lost kingdom, kings and dragons, and people that finally wake up...
It is made with flash and it's based on a 4pages comic of 2010
You can see the comic in the gallery below (or read more about it here)

Festivals

Once Upon a Time was presented at the Animasyros 6.0 festival (2013) and in the two day event "Tribute to Epic Fantasy: Greek Creators", by the independent movie projection area Cinemarian (Athens, march 2015)

 

See the animation here (swf)

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This is an animation where a young man is forced to work more and more by a gigantic figure until at one point he realizes there is something peculiar at the difference of their size.

Festivals

Size was chosen to be presented (amongst other digital works) at the Video Art Festival in Athens, 18-20 May 2012 and at the Antifascist Festival in Syros, 7-11 June 2012. It was also presented (and participated in the contest area) at the Animasyros 5.0 Festival in Syros (Sept. 2012) and at as part of the animasyros collection it was also presented at the Moving Silence festival in Athens (spring 2013) at the Days of Rethymno festival (2013) at the Animafest festival (Cyprus 2013) and at the 8th Festival of Audiovisual Arts in Corfu (May 2014)

 

See the animation here (swf)

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This semi-abstracted painting was made under the influence of ideas against prisons (the panopticon model gave me the inspiration for the building) and especially the new high security prisons greek state is trying to create. The second title comes from the game of thrones book to express the snow depicted on the painting but also the era we live and how human rights are being demolished and people are living under constant threat of their privacy and freedom due to states and laws.

UPDATE 2016: This work became the back cover of the comic For a breath of freedom, published by the publication project Asymmetric Threat.

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This painting is the result of two things: on the one hand an attempt to exploit a piece of plastic net (which had long been painted black) and a preference i had lately for large portraits. In essence (and not a very original thought i must admit) I thought the net should block something: eyes or mouth (eventually choosing the latter), so I had to create a person behind it (not something specific, without any sketching) that will should be black and white.

The painting is created by thin layers of paint on top of each other, except for some points (e.g. eyes) wherein there is a more "thick" layer of paint.

UPDATE 2016: This work became the front cover of the comic For a breath of freedom, published by the publication project Asymmetric Threat.

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The "for a breath of freedom" was initially written in the autumn of 2014, during hunger strike of N. Romanos and was completed about a year later (early October 2015). It is evident that the struggle of Romanos, alongside with the prisoners’ hunger strike in the spring of ‘15 played a key role in how the story unfolded. One of the main influences (perhaps the most important one) for the comic was a brochure entitled "Mapping the specific conditions of detention" (from the collective discourse and action project "Perasma", in Patras) on the special conditions of detention. Some of them are complete isolation, white cells with 24-hour light and electronic monitoring, taken to courtyard alone, censorship and the overall restriction of communication with the outside world, the psychological pressure, violence, vaginal checks and depreciation / rape of detainees' body.

The conditions described in the comic (and based on a summary of the brochure) do not exactly describe the current greek reality -especially after the prisoners’ struggle during last spring. But outline the nightmarish direction that gets the increasing criminalization and control of our lives. The initial emotional shock reading the brochure was succeeded by rage and the pursuit for denunciation -but even more for resistance, support and solidarity with the struggles of prisoners.

Other sources and influences were the books "Political prisoner and Special Conditions of Imprisonment" by the Trans-Siberian editions, the " LES PRISONS DE LA MISERE " of WACQUANT JD LOIC, the "Run, People, Run" of GONZALLES XOSE-TARRIO, the brochure " La société punitive" by M. Foucault, the film "Tacit Death: A smothered cry from the cells of isolation," the comics by Joe Sacco but also the Don Quixote.

UPDATE 2016: The comic was published by the publication project Asymmetric Threat.

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