Artist Profile: ToonBoxStudio

Popular YouTube artist, animator, and teacher Paris Christou (ToonBoxStudio), is returning to Cyprus Comic Con for a second consecutive year!

Paris was born and raised in London, UK and is currently residing in sunny Cyprus since 2004. From a very young age, he discovered his desire to draw cartoons which lead to building a passion for animation influenced by western art and the golden age of animation. During his high school holidays, Paris would attend animation studios doing volunteer work in exchange for studying the artists and animators work in action.

After graduating in 2D Animation at Central Saint Martins College of Arts, Paris was offered work from many animation studios in London for commercial work and animated shorts. Through out the years, his skills grew by attending many workshops and seminars in the UK and in the USA having the opportunity to learn from Disney animators and mentors like the Legendary Don Bluth.

In 2011, Paris Christou founded, and also started his YouTube career which led to the creation of his pinup character “Cherry” who has generated over 120,000 fans in 188 countries that helped brand his name around the globe.

Through his YouTube journey, countless opportunities opened from all major studios, magazines, events and networks, establishing connections with the top animators and comic book artists in the industry and creating lifetime friendships with major leading YouTubers worldwide.

To see more of Paris’ artwork, visit his page on Facebook and Deviantart. You can also follow him on Instagram for all his latest updates!

Paris is currently working on a series of his own art books, live action animated shorts for his YouTube channel and an online 2D Animation School. Lastly, Paris’ future plans include starting a Greek animation comedy YouTube channel, as well as Cyprus’s very 1st Cartooning School!