Special Guest: Ilias Kyriazis


Born in 1978, Ilias Kyriazis is a comic book writer and artist based in Athens, Greece.

In Greece:

After completing his studies in Interior Design, Ilias worked for two years in advertising, as a storyboarder and animator.

iliaskyriazis2He won first prize in the 1st national contest by “Eleytherotypia” newspaper and “AKTO” art school and he begun a 7 year long collaboration with “9” comics magazine, an insert of “Eleytherotypia”. He created the comics series “Manifesto” (collected in graphic novel format in 2004) and its sequel “Manifesto Dyo” (2008), “Blood Opera” (2003), “Se Vlepo”, “Blockbuster”, “Ena Tsigaro Hronos” and more…

Ilias collaborated with other artists who won awards in the “Eleytherotypia” contest and co-created the comics anthology “Subart Comics” which led to the creation of Giganto Books. Through Giganto he published the comics collaboration “Turta”, he co-edited and participated in the superhero anthology “Blast Comics” and edited the female artists’ anthology “Mistress”. Giganto also published, in limited edition, a collection of his illustrations called “Dirty Laundry”. As part of the “Subart” team he worked on the visual part (posters, stage sets, program etc) of the 2004 music show by Foivos Delivorias and Zack Stefanou, “Fanzine”.

He drew the comic strip “Sti Mesi O Manolis” for “10%” magazine/site, wrote and drew the strip “Girl On Girl” for “City Uncovered” as well as the stip “JFGI” for the magazine of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

He has received a number of awards for his creations, including the prize for Best Script in the Comic Festival of Belgrade and Comicdom Awards for Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Short Story and Best Anthology.

He’s taken part in various comic exhibitions and had a solo art show at Terra Petra, Athens.

Meanwhile, he has been working as a freelance illustrator . He has worked for Maxim, Athens Voice free press, Kedros publishing, Minoas publishing, the office of minister Fani Palli Petralia and more.

Internationally:

Since 2007, Ilias Kyriazis has been working for U.S comic publishers.

He created the short comic story “Jared” for Dark Horse Presents. He created the online series “Melody” for DC/ Zuda (that was nominated for a LULU award for Best Female Character). He collaborated with comics veteran Scott Lobdell on the mini series “Galaxy Quest: Global Warning” and “Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression” and he wrote and drew the graphic novel “Falling For Lionheart” (published in Greece as “Mia Kardia Gia Ton Leontokardo”) for IDW.

He also self published the mini comics “GIN 747”, “Minifesto”, “The Iliad In 16 Pages” and “The Dragon And The Ghost” and the crowdfunded graphic novel, “Elysium Online”.

He co-created and is currently drawing “Secret Identities” for Image Comics.

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