ToonMel Bios

The toonmel

 

In 1977, three important events occurred, that would change the course of history. Those were: Elvis’s death, the release of “Star Wars: A New Hope”, and my birth.
 
In kindergarten I used to draw little penises, in elementary the same, in high school, ditto. Until one day I discovered that I am indeed a man (?). All this made me realize that there was another way of relief, other than the usual one – drawing doodles.
 
So after graduating from the Ornerakis Apllied Arts School in 1997, I did freelance work as a cartoonist for a number of publications such as men’s magazines (Penthouse Greece, Penthouse Australia, Free, Maxim, Uman, Colt, Eros Comixxx), newspaper inserts (“Oi Erevnites” of “Kathinerini” newspaper), children’s magazines ( Rodi, Asteraki, Ram Kid, Sportsmania) and also for websites (blowtoons.com, filaki.gr, imeakia.gr) and Greek TV (Mad TV channel). Furthermore, I have done illustrations for more than 15 children’s books for Greek publications (Agyra, Kastaniotis and more), worked as a 2D animator in advertising spots, in educational cd-roms and dvds for companies such as Macmillan, Ηillside Press,Pearson, Cengage, Hamilton House, and in cinema as well, doing the animation intro
titles for Greek movies “The Golden Apples of the Hesperides” and “Roda, Tsanta kai Kopana 2010”.
 
Finally (at last!!!), I would like to inform you that I am tall, blond with blue eyes and well-built, and you can believe it if you want.
 
My published comics:
 
Ta chrisa mila ton esperidon (Pappaioanou publications 2004)
 
XENIAstos Kosmos (Agyra publications 2010)
 
JUNGLY: Ysteries tis Zouglas (Animatic Vision publications 2012)