Cyprus Comic Con is pleased to present its next Featured Artist for CCC17, illustrator and comic artist Costas Sklavenitis!
Costas Sklavenitis was born in Lefkada in 1984. He studied at the department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina and continued with a Master of Arts in Design at AKTO – Middlesex University.
In 2009 he started working as an illustrator and comic artist. He has collaborated, among other things, with the magazine “Ταχυδρόμος”, the newspaper “ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ” and the publishers “Έννοια”. Since 2010, he has been working as a cartoonist for the newspaper “Τα Νέα”. He also collaborates with the magazine of Books’ Journal and socomic.gr, for which he creates comics and illustrations.
Check out ERT channel’s feature on Costas’ work, by visiting this link. You can see more of his comics and illustrations on his profile on Facebook, as well as on the newspaper “Τα Νέα” and of course socomic.gr.
He has published the following comics: Σαν Όνειρο (“Like a Dream” published by Webcomics), Σπάρτακος (“Spartacus” – 2 issues in collaboration with D. Savvaides. published by AddArt), Εικόνες στα Σύννεφα – “Images in the Clouds” and Στη Σκιά της Ακρόπολης -“In the Shadow of Acropolis” (published by Jemma Press).
Costas has participated in various exhibitions and festivals, both in Greece and abroad, including the Athens Video Art Festival in 2008 and 2010, the Milano Film Festival 2008 and the Leskovac Comics Festival 2014, where he won the 2nd prize for the best short story in the Balkans, and more.