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Last night, at the awards show of Comicdom Con Athens, the biggest Greek convention (and I'm pretty sure one of the biggest East European ones) my latest graphic novel, Elysium Online won every major category!
Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Self-publication and the grand prize of Best Comic!

So yeah... I'm ecstatic!
I'll remind you that this is a crowd-funded book, that would simply not exist if people had not decided to beg on it based on nothing more than a few pages and maybe because they liked my previous work. I will never be able to thank enough all of you who helped this happen.

Pics here: iliaskyriazis.blogspot.gr/2014…

So...
If you haven't read Elysium Online you might want to correct that.
You can order the book here.

Phew! We're done!

All* Elysium Online perks have been mailed (some last Friday, most of them yesterday, Tuesday 29th Oct). That includes Elysium Online books, art prints, commissioned pieces and copies of the Crossover Cartoons minibook. It's up to the post office now.

Also ALL of you must have gotten by now a link to download the digital version. If not please let us now.

I hope you'll enjoy the comic. It wouldn't exist without you!

Please let your friends know that copies of Elysium Online are available here: iliaskyriazis.bigcartel.com/

Once again: THANK YOU!

- Ilias


*A couple of you will be getting a message explaining why the book will be a few days late.
  • Listening to: Rilo Kiley, Les Mis
  • Reading: Marvel Comics: the untold story
  • Watching: Broadchurch
  • Playing: far Cry 3 for a while
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: coffee with less sugar than I'd like
igg.me/p/246393?a=1277716

ELYSIUM ONLINE REACHED ITS FUNDING GOAL!!!

WE THANK YOU ALL!!!1!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

That's amazing! Two weeks before the end of the campaign and thanks to YOU we have the necessary funds to finish and publish this book! We made it!

So... what exactly happens now?

-First of all the campaign doesn't end. You still have until Dec 06 to claim perks and make sure that you get copies of the book and prints etc. This comic will NOT have distribution to comic book stores so this is pretty much your only way to get a copy! igg.me/p/246393?a=1277716

The $7500 was the bare minimum we needed but we can definitely use more. The extra funds will go to beef up the book (hello, UV cover!) and pay people who worked on it for free. If support proves very strong there are plans of including backup stories from other artists. We'll see how it goes...

-The coming week the Previous Works Digital Pack will be sent to all who have claimed it.

-Ilias and Dimitris will start working on the book. You'll receive updates on how it goes. It's scheduled to be ready this summer.

-The art prints will be printed after the campaign's end.

-The "upgrade your claim" special offer for the original pages is still running.

If you have any questions please let us know! :)

Once again thanks to all of you who backed the book! And very special thanks to people you helped set this campaign up:

-Dimitrios for agreeing to draw the extra pages

-Tassos for designing the most kick-ass logo ever

-Sergio and Tind for shooting an amazing video and Pan Pan for providing the music

-Michael and Yannis for contributing their art as commissions

-BeSkinky for their iPhone skins and cases

-friends who gave support and advice: Vasilis, George, Thodoris, Danai, Manolis, Nickos and many many more

-industry pros who gave us their seal of approval: Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Mike carey, Christos Gage, Mike Allred, Jay Faerber, Kurt Busiek, Yildiray Cinar, Mahmud Asrar, Gail Simone, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Daniel Govar and more

-news sites and media and bloggers who helped spread the word about Elysium Online: Bleeding Cool, Newsarama, Comics Alliance, CBR's Robot 6, Comic Vine, MAD TV's Breaking Mad, Grace Rundolph's Between the pages, Athens Voice, Lifo, Comicdom, Glamour, Ta Nea, The Lottery Party, One Man, So Comic, Jumping Fish, To Spirto, +Design, Crack Hitler, Elm0sh, Kool Fly, .Paraphernalia, The Press Project, Waiting For A Tardis That Never Comes and any more we might be forgetting right now

-Jemma Comics for picking up the Retailer Perk and the secret backer who picked the Immortality Perk

-all of you who tweeted, shared on facebook and told your friends about this project!

Thank you all again! This book will exist because of you!
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  • Reading: scripts
  • Watching: Ben & Kate
  • Playing: no.
  • Eating: home made pizza
  • Drinking: cookie-flavored coffee
youtu.be/HYsVM0mDdWU

I gave an interview to the amazing Grace Randolph about Elysium Online igg.me/p/246393?a=1277716 and breaking into American comics. You think my English at the Indiegogo campaign pitch video sound funny? Wait Until you hear me unrehearsed :P
  • Listening to: myself
  • Reading: the Unknown
  • Watching: bob's burgers
  • Playing: HAAAAAAAAAHA!
  • Eating: cereal, kagianas
  • Drinking: french coffee
What if the social network extended into the afterlife?
What if you could interact with electronic copies of your lost loved ones in a digital paradise?
And what if they don't want to be preserved...and strike back at the real world?

www.newsarama.com/comics/elysi…

Extensive interview about my crowdfunded graphic novel Elysium Online! igg.me/p/246393?a=1277716
  • Listening to: myself
  • Reading: the Unknown
  • Watching: bob's burgers
  • Playing: HAAAAAAAAAHA!
  • Eating: cereal, kagianas
  • Drinking: french coffee
Comics Alliance calls ELYSIUM ONLINE "exactly the type of story comic books should be telling today. Forward looking in terms of technology, yet grounded in human emotion and topped-off with large panel actions sequences, Elysium Online is a unique idea from the mind of a talented writer and artist."

www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11…

AMAZING! What are you waiting for? Order a copy right now!
  • Listening to: myself
  • Reading: the Unknown
  • Watching: bob's burgers
  • Playing: HAAAAAAAAAHA!
  • Eating: cereal, kagianas
  • Drinking: french coffee
You can now read the first 15 pages of Elysium Online HERE: www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/2…

If you like what you see please support this comic HERE: www.indiegogo.com/elysiumonlin…

thank you!
  • Listening to: various stuff on youtube
  • Reading: Luther Strode, Locke&Key, Saga
  • Watching: Last Resort, Parks & Rec
  • Playing: stupid phone games
  • Eating: everything
  • Drinking: cappuccino freddo
robot6.comicbookresources.com/…
Check out what they say about ELYSIUM ONLINE:

"How would you feel if there was a way for you to reconnect with your departed loved ones? I'm not talking Ouija boards, seances or spirit mediums; I'm talking connecting with them as you would with people around the world online. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you think those loved ones would feel? That's the question in the upcoming graphic novel Elysium Online, and it's up to you to get it off the ground so you can find out the real story.

Described by creator Ilias Kyriazis as a graphic novel about what happens when a "revolutionary social network that lets you interact with your dead loved ones" goes wrong, Elysium Online is a hauntingly promising idea for a comic that looks beautiful, touching and just a wee bit creepy all at once. Elysium is the name of that social network, and when it's launched in October 2021, people worldwide flock to it hoping to reconnect with their loved ones long thought dead. What they don't know is that there loved ones are indeed waiting for them in Elysium, but they hate the living and are plotting to wipe them out of existence.

Kyriazis says he's already halfway through completing the 96-page graphic novel, and if he reaches his $7,500 goal by Dec. 5 he will use the money to pay for printing costs, shipping and artists' fees. Based in Greece, Kyriazis is using the Kickstarter alternative site Indiegogo to raise funds for Elysium Online. And Kyriazis isn't an unknown; he broke into American comics with a Zuda submission, and has since done a slew of work for Dark Horse, IDW, Zenescope and Dynamite. Pro comic creators like Michael Allred, Mike Carey, Christos Gage and Scott Lobdell have all lined up to sing his praises about Elysium Online as well."

My latest comic needs your help to happen. Please visit www.indiegogo.com/elysiumonlin… and show your support. And please Share. Thank you.
  • Listening to: various stuff on youtube
  • Reading: Luther Strode, Locke&Key, Saga
  • Watching: Last Resort, Parks & Rec
  • Playing: stupid phone games
  • Eating: everything
  • Drinking: cappuccino freddo
In this month's Previews you'll find the solicitation for this year's Vampirella annual from Dynamite.
I'm doing pencils and inks so if you like my art order a copy*.  ;)  

*Or have your local comic book shop order one for you.

pics here: iliaskyriazis.blogspot.gr/2012…

Rating: Teen +
Covers: Joseph Michael Linsner
Writer: Mark Rahner
Artist: Ilias Kyriazis
Genre: Horror, Super-Hero
Awards: N/A
Publication Date: Jul 2012
Format: Comic Book
PAGE COUNT: 40 pages
Rights: WW
Age range: 16+
UPC: 725130184078 00211
An eager young fanboy wants to be Vampi's new partner, and against her better judgment, she goes with him to a truly unsettling scene: a little town holding a convention for a popular series of vampire books and movies. As the town goes to absurd lengths to profit from fans, a gang of different predators arrives - and they're ravenous!
  • Listening to: whatever's on the tv
  • Reading: Daredevil, Saga, Wolverine & the Xmen
  • Watching: Prometheus, GoT, Louie
  • Playing: no time for gaming...
  • Eating: on a diet
  • Drinking: cappuccino freddo
I have a new online store-->  iliaskyriazis.bigcartel.com/

head there for sketchbooks, stickers, prints and my latest minicomic THE DRAGON AND THE GHOST
  • Listening to: Roxette
  • Reading: old OHOTMUs, Kickass
  • Watching: Homeland
  • Playing: hoping to start Angry Birds Seasons
  • Eating: grilled cheese
  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee
I've been doing comics professionally for ten years now so it's time to celebrate!
I'm having a party/signing event at Tilt and you're all invited. Well, those of you that'll be in Athens.

If not, don't worry. In the following days I'll be announcing here more cool stuff that'll happen for my anniversary, including my brand-new online store and a new comic that'll you'll be able to find there!

Thanks for your support all these years!


Here's the press release (in greek of course, sorry):


Ηλίας Κυριαζής ΔΕΚΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΚΟΜΙΚΣ party!


Ο δημιουργός κόμικς Ηλίας Κυριαζής συμπληρώνει μια δεκαετία καριέρας σε Ελλάδα και Αμερική και σας καλεί να το γιορτάσετε μαζί, το Σάββατο 3 Δεκεμβρίου, από τη 1μμ μέχρι τις 6μμ στο γνωστό κομιξάδικο TILT (Ασκληπιού 37, Ακαδημία).

Στο πάρτυ θα παρουσιαστεί το νέο κόμικ του Η. Κυριαζή, "The Dragon And The Ghost", που έγινε ειδικά γι' αυτή την επέτειο και θα έχετε τη μοναδική ευκαιρία να το αγοράσετε (σε ειδική τιμή) πριν ξεκινήσει η αποκλειστική online διάθεση του. Επίσης θα υπάρχουν και prints, stickers, original art και λοιπό merchandising, όλα διαθέσιμα για πρώτη φορά και μόνο για την ημέρα του πάρτυ. O Ηλίας θα βρίσκεται εκεί για να σκιτσάρει, να υπογράφει τα κόμικς του, να συζητάει με τον για κόμικς δικά του και άλλων και να τσιμπολογάει από τον μπουφέ.

Το Tilt για να γιορτάσει το γεγονός θα διαθέσει μεγάλο μέρος του στοκ του σε τιμές προσφοράς. Όσοι περάσουν από το "ταμείο", θα συμμετάσχουν στο τέλος σε κλήρωση για κάποια πρωτότυπα έργα του Ηλία.


Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/252250…

Twitter: #ilias10



Για το The Dragon And The Ghost:

Βαθειά μέσα στο δάσος ζει ο τελευταίος δράκος της Αμερικής. Από την τεράστια συλλογή θησαυρών του, το καμάρι του είναι η Γυναίκα-Σε-Μέταλλο, ένα ανεκτίμητο, ζωντανό άγαλμα, στοιχειωμένο από το φάντασμα της δημιουργού του. Σ' αυτήν βασίζεται για να εντυπωσιάσει τον Βασιλιά Των Δράκων που θα τον επισκεφτεί για πρώτη φορά εδώ και αιώνες.

Και είναι προετοιμασμένος να κάνει τα πάντα για να βεβαιωθεί ότι δεν θα τον απογοητεύσει.
Το "The Dragon And The Ghost" είναι ένα συλλεκτικό, ασπρόμαυρο κόμικ, 16 σελίδων, σε Αγγλική γλώσσα. Τυπώθηκε σε περιορισμένη έκδοση 250 αριθμημένων και υπογεγραμμένων αντιτύπων και μετά την ημέρα της παρουσίασης δε θα διανεμηθεί στα καταστήματα αλλά θα είναι διαθέσιμο αποκλειστικά στο online store του δημιουργού.


  Για τον Ηλία Κυριαζη:

O Ηλίας Κυριαζής εργάζεται ως δημιουργός κόμικς από το 2001. Στην Ελλάδα έγινε γνωστός με τα κόμικς του "Manifesto", "Blood Opera", "Σε βλέπω", "Blockbuster", "Ένα τσιγάρο χρόνος" κ.α.  της Ελευθεροτυπίας και των εκδόσεων  Τεγόπουλος καθώς και τα "Subart" ,"Tούρτα" και "Blast comics" των εκδόσεων Giganto.

Από το 2007 έχει στρέψει την προσοχή του στην Αμερικάνικη αγορά κόμικς. Συνεργάστηκε με το ιστορικό περιοδικό Dark Horse Presents, με το online τμήμα της DC comics με το κόμικ του "Melody", με την IDW με τα κόμικς "Galaxy Quest: Global Warning" και "Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression". Aπό την ίδια εταιρία κυκλοφόρησε και το προσωπικό του graphic novel, "Falling for Lionheart" που κυκλοφόρησε και στα ελληνικά από τη Jemma Press ως "Μια καρδιά για το Λεοντόκαρδο".
  • Listening to: Wagner
  • Reading: 90s DC stuff
  • Watching: American Horror Story
  • Playing: DCUniverse online
  • Eating: apple pie
  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee
go here  iliaskyriazis.com/sample-pages…
trust me
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: Starman
  • Watching: Dr Who
  • Playing: Red Alert 3
  • Eating: no
  • Drinking: frape coffee
"AWESOME!
It's every fanboy's dream... and one man's worst nightmare!"

AWESOME, the comic by Scott Lobdell and me was announced. Check here awesomethecomic.com/welcome for details and tons of preview art.
  • Listening to: various 50s 60s stuff
  • Reading: Batwoman, Tintin
  • Watching: Submarine, Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Red Alert 3
  • Eating: watermelon
  • Drinking: tropical fruit juice
Over at CBR they're doing this fun thing were they dig up Easter Eggs and injokes in comics. Click HERE goodcomics.comicbookresources.… and scroll down for one in Scott Lobdell and mine's GHOSTBUSTERS: Displaced Aggression mini.
  • Listening to: She and Him
  • Reading: Hate
  • Watching: Nikita
  • Playing: no more
  • Eating: dark chocolate all bran
  • Drinking: frape coffee
I uploaded a bunch of illustrations on my site iliaskyriazis.com/illustration… .
Check 'em out. ;)
  • Listening to: silence
  • Reading: Tintin
  • Watching: Louie / Bridesmaids
  • Playing: no more
  • Eating: pesto sandwiches
  • Drinking: frape coffee
TOP 10 SUPERHERO OUTFITS WE"D WANNA SEE COME BACK tinyurl.com/64gtglo huge blog post with guest lists from friends
  • Listening to: Marina and the Diamonds
  • Reading: Kiki de montparnasse
  • Watching: Tangled
  • Playing: no more
  • Eating: Cini Minis
  • Drinking: coffee
Wanna color my W vs B samples? Check this out iliaskyriazis.blogspot.com/201…
  • Listening to: whatever's on tv...
  • Reading: Tangent comics
  • Watching: The Good Wife
  • Playing: plants vs zombies
  • Eating: gnocchi with honey
  • Drinking: coffee
I uploaded shelf porn pics on my blog: iliaskyriazis.blogspot.com/201…
  • Listening to: power ballads
  • Reading: Locke and Key
  • Watching: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • Playing: nope
  • Eating: gnocchi
  • Drinking: chamomile
A small break from self promotion. Two top-10 lists of our favorite Marvel crossovers, one from me, one from Leave Your Spandex t The Door 's Manolis. 'Nuff said! Enjoy! ;)


here---> iliaskyriazis.blogspot.com/201…
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  • Reading: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader
  • Watching: In Treatment
  • Playing: Buzz
  • Eating: on a diet
  • Drinking: coffee
hey, guys...
I have to write this "top ten comics of 2010" and I need some help...
Any suggestions of good stuff (GNs, series, whatever) that came out this year?
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  • Reading: Walking dead
  • Watching: Easy A
  • Playing: CoD: Black Ops
  • Eating: on a diet
  • Drinking: coffee