2013 Challenger: Maria Photinakis

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I’m Maria Photinakis, and this is my first year participating in the 30 Characters Challenge! (I found out about it the month after it happened last year — blast my bad timing!)  Glad I finally get to get in at the starting line on 2013.

I’ve been drawing comics most of my life but only started getting really serious about it recently. Character and costume design is something I love doing for fun, I have reams of paper with speculative designs, so this challenge is totally up my alley.

My techniques are usually old-school, as I prefer traditional ink-slinging over working digitally. (For example, my ongoing Between Sleeps comic is purely ink and paper.) Likely I’ll be working mainly in ink, but it’ll be fun to try out different things within the challenge. Who knows where I’ll end up? I’d love to bring more color into my work especially.

November’s always a challenging month for me — my birthday falls smack dab in the middle of it, and this year’s kind of a big milestone year. But I’m excited to give this a shot and can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Maria Photinakis says hello!

Maria Photinakis says hello!

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Maria Photinakis is a Boston-based comic book artist and illustrator. Very geeky and proudly Greeky, in between her long-term autobiographical, fantasy or historical fiction comic projects, she's working on a few webcomics, including Furtive Nerd and Between Sleeps. She also co-hosts a podcast and studies ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). You can find out more about her work on her website: http://www.photinakis.com

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