Artist Profile: Current Comics


The creative team of Current Comics will be returning to Cyprus Comic Con once again to share their passion for comics and illustration!

Find out more about Current Comics on their Facebook page and Tumblr.

 

Anna Fotiadou is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the fields of graphic design, illustration, video

art and performance. Currently she is a part-time lecturer in the Graphic Design Department of The European University Cyprus. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Communication (University of Nicosia) and a Master of Arts in Performance Design and Practice (University of The Arts London).

She attended courses in iconography, painting and etching in Cyprus, Italy and England respectively. She has presented her artwork in venues, exhibitions and biennials in various countries (representing Cyprus at the 12th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean) and has been distinguished and awarded for her work (including the Cyprus State Award for Illustration).

She is one of the three co-founders of «Current Comic Book Anthology», Cyprus’s first comic book anthology. She works in collective art projects and collaborates with artists of different disciplines.

To see more of Anna’s work, visit her online portfolio.

 

Denis Constantinou is a Designer and Art Director with great expertise in animation and illustration and a passion for branding.

He has worked on productions for Cbeebies, Nickelodeon and Disney XD amongst others. He represented Cyprus for the European Exhibition at the Angouleme Comic Book Festival in 2012 with MilkCart.

He has been working in the Tech Industry for the past 5 years where he co-founded two companies. He is currently the Art Director and co-founder at Adsvise, a startup that makes online advertising simple for small businesses.

George Alexandrou is a freelance animator, illustrator and video editor.

After graduating with a degree in Animation in 2007 he has worked on a vast array of projects including comic strips, posters, banners, magazine covers, childrens books, theatre projections, tv shows and series.

George has worked for MusicBox and Zedem Media and has collaborated with a number of established people and institutions including THOC, Sigma tv, Ant1 tv, Charis Romas, Vassilis Mirianthopoulos, Panos Metaxopoulos, Antigoni Tasouri, Christiana Artemiou, Neoclis Neocleous, Elia Ioannidou, Achilleas Grammatikopoulos and more.


Nearchos Konstantinou has a Master of Arts in Communication Arts (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics (Cum Laude) from the New York Institute of Technology.

Nearchos is a multi-disciplinary creative artist, with the hybrid skillset of an animator, a motion designer and an illustrator. He has worked for nine (9) years as a Senior Motion Designer at Lumiere TV, a Cyprus premium cable television network. He has also been a freelancer and taught a series of seminars and short courses in the areas of Motion Graphics, Animation, Illustration and Comic Art. He has participated in several Art, Graphic and Motion Design festivals and Comic conventions in Cyprus and around the globe.

He is currently working as a 3D/Graphic Designer at Rolandos Enterprises Ltd. and a Special Scientist in Graphic Design at The School of Arts and Education Sciences of European University Cyprus. He is the creator and one of the three co-founders of CURRENT COMIC BOOK ANTHOLOGY, Cyprus’ first comic book anthology.

Visit Nearchos’ website Frame Render Studio to see more of his work.

Tasos Anastasiades is an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at the European University Cyprus. In 2004 he started publishing the “Plastic Comics” magazine, the first comic book created and published in Cyprus. He is a Co-Founder and Organizing Member of the Cyprus Comic Con, a non-profit organization that organized the nation’s first comic book convention, which is set to become an annual cultural event. In 2015, Tasos Anastasiades’ visual work was selected to be used in the official Promo Reel of Poser Pro 11. Poser Pro 11 is a 3D software that is produced by Smith Micro, one of the biggest companies in the field of 3d design, animation and illustration.

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