Cyprus Comic Con wants to welcome Marianna Pagkratidou & Eleana Vasiliades to this year’s Artists’ Alley!
Un Sogno is a scientific adventure comic written by Marianna Pagkratidou and illustrated by Eleana Vasiliades.
Marianna completed her BSc in Education Sciences in Early Childhood at Democritus University of Thrace in 2013. She completed her Master’s degree in Cognitive and Educational Psychology in 2015 and is currently a PhD Psychology candidate at the University of Cyprus. Her research interests are in the field of cognitive and experimental psychology and her focus is on the study of human spatial memory. Marianna’s current research explores how we encode spatial information in our memory through narratives and, more specifically, through comics. However, she is not only interested in comics for academic purposes. As a creatively curious individual, she has recently written her own comic, Un Sogno, which means “a dream” in Italian. A dream coming true, and that is only the beginning!
Eleana is a 15-year-old aspiring artist. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Eleana has been interested in art from a very young age and started taking drawing lessons at the age of 5. She enjoys watching films, listening to music, dancing, travelling and photography. She became interested in comics after attending a comic book illustration workshop at the Art Hub Visual Arts Laboratories, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with comic book writer Marianna Pagkratidou. She found the whole experience fascinating and is looking forward to working on more comic books in the future.
If you want a copy of Un Sogno message their Facebook page to get one!