About Con Chrisoulis
Con Chrisoulis is an Australian/Greek multidisciplinary artist, specializing in Graphic Design, Comics, Illustration and Film Editing, who has enjoyed a long career in indie and mainstream comics in Australia, Greece and currently in the UK.
The themes in his work almost exclusively involve matters of social injustice and prejudice (from sexism to racism to classism) to the broader plagues of society like nationalism, war or state violence and political corruption.
The two volumes of his political satire Giant-Size Fascists earned him Comicbook of the Year awards, by popular vote, in 2008 and 2010.
His graphic novel Dryland, which narrates the violent deaths of most of his ancestors in Interwar Greece, was a finalist at the First Fictions competition and will be released in 2016 by Markosia Enterprises.
Singer-songwriter of two concept art bands, Autodivine and the UK-based band, Ghosts of Future Past, he has released two illustrated concept albums with linear narratives and post-punk aesthetics.
Totally self-taught in comics, he has also earned an ISCED Level 4 degree in Film Editing (2010), a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (2014) as a mature student at the University of Brighton and was awarded a Master in Research in Arts and Cultural Research (2015), during which he examined and experimented on the digital future of the comic book medium.
Whilst studying he researched, wrote and drew a daily online comicbook called Tales of The Smiths about the early unknown days of Morrissey and seminal indie band, The Smiths, a 450-page collected edition of which will be released by Omnibus Press in early 2017.
At the moment he is researching, writing and drawing Rebel Rebel, the online graphic biography of David Bowie.
He manages and curates the Brighton-based arts and cultural website, The Streets Today http://TheStreets.Today/ which showcases local talents and events on a daily basis.