Artist Profile: Demetres Panayides

Demetres Panayides is another returning artist whose work will be featured at CCC’16! Demetres is a young comic book illustrator from Nicosia and his work has been published both in the US, as well as Cyprus.

To see more of Demetres’ work, visit his portfolio page.

He describes himself as a “keen movie freak” with a special love towards horror, thriller and sci-fi movies. He is also a comic book geek and his favourite comic book titles are Spawn and Watchmen. Demetres loves dark and horror themes in art and he tries to incorporate those elements into his own personal art style. Some of his greatest influences are Alex Pardee, Ashley Wood, Todd McFarlane and Ben Templesmith.

Demetres notably designed the cover for local metal band Blynd’s first full-length album, titled ‘The Enemy’ and illustrated the mascot “Rusty Goblin” for the fantasy game workshop Isengard. In 2014, he was one of the ten runner-ups of a worldwide talent hunt held by American comics publisher Top Cow and his first comic, Artifacts: Lost Tales #1 was published through them.  More recently, he illustrated a short story for local band Winter’s Verge, titled “The Tale of Adamar of Calthorn”.

He is currently working on a new collaborative comic book project called “Daemonium” together with talented writer and illustrator Marios Yiangou. The story of “Daemoniom” is based in Cyprus and the comic will hopefully be completed just in time for CCC’16!