Artist Profile: Yannis ‘Rubus’ Rumbulias

Cyprus Comic Con has the honour of hosting the multitalented illustrator and comic book artist, Yannis “Rubus” Rumbulias at this year’s Artists’ Alley!

Born in Athens, Yannis “Rubus” Rumbulias is a professional illustrator and comic book artist since 2005. 

He is the creator, author and artist of the first Greek critically acclaimed and award winning ongoing sword and sorcery comic “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles”, the complete series of which is now available by Jemma Press.

Among others he has worked as the cover artist for the Greek edition of “Spawn Godslayer” by Comicworld Editions, guest artist in Comicdom Press mini series “Syndrome” and as a cartoonist for 3,5 years for “Vima” newspaper.

In May 2011, he began his collaboration with American publishing house Arcana Studios for the science fiction graphic novel “Deadly Harvest” (also released in the Greek language by Comicworld Editions), the mini-series “Zipper vs Dominatrix” with characters created by KISS’ Gene Simmons, as well as the steampunk fantasy comic “The Steam-engines of Oz”. In 2016, he collaborated with the American company ARH Comix for the epic fantasy title, “Arhian, the Head Huntress”, while in 2017 he began working with the big American publishing company, IDW.

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Occasionally he works as a scriptwriter and actor and has also worked as a freelance concept artist for a variety of products and companies. Since 2005, he has worked for the feature films “The Almighty Tycoon of the Ninja” and “Short Fuse”, as well as the short films “Barbarian Santa”,“Love at first FIGHT” and “Greek Dragon vs Turkish Tiger”. In 2013 he worked as an actor, scriptwriter, producer and concept artist in the feature film “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable”. The film is the continuation of the Greek comic book series “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles” and it has already been recorded in the history of Greek cinema, as the first feature film of epic fantasy that attempts to transfer a Greek comic to the big screen.

He is currently working on the continuation of “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles” in collaboration with talented writers and creators and continues to collaborate with publishing house Jemma Press,, as well as AddArt for their comic “Mythonauts”.