We are delighted to announce the first Featured Artist for Cyprus Comic Con 2017, comic book illustrator Nicolas Stefadouros, who is returning to our convention for a second consecutive year!
Nicolas was born in Athens, in 1980. His parents were born in Alexandria, Egypt, with roots from Kalymnos and Cyprus. He originally studied Civil Engineering in the N.T.U.A., and subsequently worked as an engineer, but was soon drawn in to the field of illustration and comics. Since then, Nicolas has produced illustrations for major companies such as Desyllas Games, MAC Cosmetics and FAB Sportswear and created comics and editorial cartoons for magazines and newspapers such as “Casa e Gente”, “CITY FREE PRESS Cyprus”, “The Machine” etc., as well as various websites, including TVXS.gr, SOCOMIC.gr and ANTOULASTORIES.gr.
Nicolas has also illustrated for various browser games, books, fairy tales, CD covers, and posters for great Greek artists like Giannis Zouganelis and Stamatis Kraounakis. He studied comics in Vakalo College of Art and Design, under the guidance of Nikos Koutsis.
Nicolas Stefadouros’ work abroad include digital inking for Chozen Studios comics in Canada, participation in the 3-day conference on 50 years of ASPHER as the official cartoonist of the event in Athens 2016. Currently he is illustrating a graphic novel (script: Effi Gavrilou) for Neurinox and University of Geneva. He frequently collaborates with SOCOMIC.gr of ION, TEESNEY.com where he creates designs for t-shirts, FAB Sportswear, and has also created the graphics for the TV show “Animaniac” of ALPHA TV.
Some of his recent publications include OMG, Zombie! #1 (Webcomics 2014), Memory Lane (Jemma Press 2015), OMG, Zombie! #2 (Webcomics 2015), Gramers: The Comics (Webcomics 2016), Out of the Blue (Neurinox 2016) and OMG, Zombie! #3 (Webcomics 2016). Nicolas was also a participating artist in GC Fanzine (GreekComics 2015), Say it with Comics (ADDArt 2016), Comic Book Bubble (CBB 2016) Urban Mysteries #2 (ADDArt 2016)
Nicolas received numerous awards in various art competitions, including the 3rd prize at Artifesto, One Salonica Outlet Mall in 2015, the 3rd prize at Ornerakis School of Art in 2014, the 2nd prize at the 2nd National Cartoon Contest of Nafplio in 2014, as well as the Best New Artist Award at Comicdom Con Athens 2016!