Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Older free press thingie...

For something called 'Ερωτες Αστικού Πολιτισμού (Romances of Urban Civilisation).

Hm, I hadn't posted this one. I guess I thought I looked kind of stupid in the pic...
The bit I was asked to write, about "summer in Athens"... now that really was stupid.

Monday, March 28, 2011

"ΜΙΑ ΚΑΡΔΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΛΕΟΝΤΟΚΑΡΔΟ" - "Falling For Lionheart" in Greek

My american graphic novel, FALLING FOR LIONHEART will soon be published in greek as ΜΙΑ ΚΑΡΔΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΛΕΟΝΤΟΚΑΡΔΟ (MIA KARDIA GIA TON LEONTOKARDO) by Jemma Press!

press release in greek:

Κείμενα & Σχέδια: Ηλίας Κυριαζής
104 Σελ. Τετράχρωμο. Τιμή: 13,00 €
ISBN: 978-960-6732-63-8
Πρώτη κυκλοφορία Comicdom Con Athens 2011 (8,9,10 Απριλίου)
Ημερομηνία κυκλοφορίας στα βιβλιοπωλεία 14/04/2011

Ο Λήο “Λεοντόκαρδος” Χάρντφιλντ θ’ αντάλλασσε όλες του τις δυνάμεις, όλο το χρήμα και τη δόξα που απολαμβάνει ως ένας από τους κορυφαίους υπερήρωες της πόλης, για την αγάπη της συναδέλφου του, Άντζελα. Ως έχει, βγάζει το άχτι του σε αυτοβιογραφικά μίνι-κόμικς για τον ανεκπλήρωτο έρωτά του. Όλα αλλάζουν όμως όταν η Κασσάνδρα, μια επίδοξη δημιουργός εναλλακτικών κόμικς, τυχαίνει να τα διαβάσει…!

Μια ιστορία γεμάτη αγάπη, ψέματα και κόμικς από τον δημιουργό του Manifesto: Ηλία Κυριαζή

“Αστείο, συγκινητικό και γεμάτο οπτικά πυροτεχνήματα” – Mike Carey (X-MEN Legacy)

“Είναι τόσο μεταμοντέρνο που είναι πανέμορφο και τόσο γλυκό που πονάει” – Becky Cloonan (Demo)

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Lionheart review

The Wordbloglar
features a cool review for Falling for Lionheart. Check it out!

"The story has some really funny & sharp moments and all the supporting characters are well-defined. Ilias Kyriazis whose work I was previously unfamiliar with handles the writing & art chores like a pro. The dialogue is crisp, original & fun and the art is clean and fluid. Kyriazis has a great sense of storytelling and definitely stands on his own as a cartoonist to watch."

25th of March 1821

Since today is a greek national holiday here's a pic of a 19th century Greek Ghostbuster by Michael Dialynas from a story for Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression that I wrote and he drew.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Avengers art samples

Go to my website for art samples I did based on the script fow New Avengers #56.
(If you own the actual comic you can check how better work Stuart Immonen did... *sigh*)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I really hate Wondergirl's non-costume so I designed a new one.

(Not very happy with the actual drawing but it'll do.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Doom Patrol

Fanart for the current incarnation of DC's Doom Patrol that I was too bored to color.
Hm... I must draw the Grant Morrison team too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I'm taking part in this blog-voting thingie. In the following days I'll be posting my favorite movies and performances for 2010, after that all the votes from all the participants will be counted together. It's fun, check the above link (in greek)

I'll be posting my lists in this post that I'll editing with updates every few days.

So here are my top 10 lists:


10- Sean Combs (Get Him to the Greek )
9- Jeremy Renner (The Town)
8- Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island)
7- John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
6- Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine)
5-Stanley Tucci (Easy A)
4- Michael Keaton (Toy story 3)
3- Justin Timberlake (The Social Network)
2- Christopher Lloyd (Piranha 3D)
1- Nicolas Cage (Kick-Ass)


10- Olga Kurylenko (Centurion)
9- Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
8- Marisa Tomei (Cyrus)
7- Greta Gerwig (Greenberg)
6- Donna Murphy (Tangled)
5- Sandra Oh (Rabbit Hole)
4- Patricia Clarkson (Easy A)
3- Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go)
2- Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World )
1- Kick-Ass (Chloë Moretz)


10- Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3
9- Debra Granik, Winter's Bone
8- Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
7- Christopher Nolan, Inception
6- Nicolas Winding Refn, Valhalla Rising
5- Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
4- David Fincher, The Social Network
3- Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass
2- Gaspar Noé, Enter the void
1- Edgar Wright Scott, Pilgrim vs. the World


10- Christopher Nolan for Inception
9- Gustin Nash for Youth in Revolt
8- Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
7- Josh Heald, Jarrad Paul and Sean Anders for Hot Tub Time Machine
6- Jay and Mark Duplass for Cyrus
5- Bert V. Royal for Easy A
4- Dan Fogelman for Tangled
3- Alex Garland for Never Let Me Go
2- Michael Arndt for Toy Story 3
1- Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network


10- Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables)
9- John Travolta (From Paris With Love)
8- Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Rising)
7- Zach Galifianakis (Due Date)
6- Michael Cera (Youth in Revolt)
5- Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole)
4- Ryan Reynolds (Buried)
3- Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
2- Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island)
1- The Social Network (Jesse Eisenberg)


10- Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
9- Gemma Arterton (Prince Of Persia)
8- Tina Fey (Date Night)
7- Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go )
6- Angelina Jolie (Salt)
5- Rabbit Hole (Nicole Kidman)
4- Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
3- Black Swan (Natalie Portman)
2- Mandy Moore (Tangled )
1- Emma Stone (Easy A )

BEST MOVIES (part 1, 20-11):

20- Piranha 3D
19- How to Train Your Dragon
18- Symbol (Shinboru)
17- Hot Tub Time Machine
16- Get Him to the Greek
15- The Town
14- Enter the Void
13- Shutter Island
12- Buried
11- Winter's Bone
10- Never Let Me Go
9- Black Swan
8- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
7- Exit Through the Gift Shop
6- Catfish
5- Easy A
4- Kick-Ass
3- Toy Story 3
2- Tangled
1- The Social Network

Monday, March 14, 2011

DC sidekicks

Fanart for some of DC's younger heroes:

Damian Wayne, Robin.

Superboy and Krypto.

Wondergirl and Red Robin.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Top 10 Superhero outfits we'd wanna see come back

Time for another fun countdown. We are picking superhero costumes from the past that we miss and we'd like to see come back. Joining me are Leave Your Spandex @t The Door's Manolis, Hell Is A Land Without Comicbooks' Hellboy and Sadly, Cairo's King Mob.
If you don't see your favorite remind us in a comment. Enjoy! :D


10- The Avengers' jackets.
Come on! They were kinda cool. Kinda?

9- New X-men outfits.
The "leather look" done right. Not too superhero-y but neither bland and boring like the movie outfits.

8- Marvel Boy's first costume.
Cause he was the only one who ever pulled off a short pants superhero outfit.

7- Vision's white version.
If you want him to look creepy... he never looked creepier than that. (I could live without the open toes though).

6- Captain Britain's classic costume.
He looks so unique. And I like the creative use of the flag's design.

5-Storm's original costume.
Cause it's the sexiest superhero costume of all time. Plus, it fits the character.

4- Sunfire's classic costume.
It's a beautiful, bold design with a unique, amazing mask. Bring it back.

3- Ms.Marvel's original costume.
I know we saw it recently on Moonstone but I love it so I'm counting it. Ha!

2- Superman's electric blue costume.
Ok, not for Superman himself but it's such a nice costume with an interesting color scheme. Why not have Superboy use it? Won't it be better than this boring shit.

1- Dr. Strange's trenchcoat
Cause he never looked better. I loved this look and it only lasted five minutes. It's a shame. A perfect balance between a superhero outfit, magician's robes an civilian clothes.

And two costumes I NEVER wanna see again:

- Wonder Man's christmas outfit.
Green and red plus yellow? Sure, man, great combo!

- Cosmic Boy's corset.
What? Do I really need to explain why?


10- Black Cat's J. Linsner costume (debuted in Claws).

9- Nightcrawler's Carlos Pacheco look (debuted in Excalibur #98).
Hotcha! a risqué (and a bit piratey) take on the classic costume. plus: crop hair, piercings and a goatee! But it totally worked.

8- Wasp's George Perez white costume (debuted in Avengers #195).
Sure she’s changed a gazillion costumes over the decades, usually even between issues, but this still remains my fave, followed by the classic retro original. So 80s!

7- Moondragon's ChrisCross costume (debuted in Captain Marvel vol. 4 #2).
A collector’s item. She first went Lesbian in this.

6- Wonder Woman's warrior look.
Well, honestly, any WW costume but the current one would be awesome. Ironically enough, my absolute fave WW costume is the armor version that Donna Troy wore for 5 or so pages in Gail Simone and Terry Dodson’s recent WW #1 and was recently remodified for the DCU Online game

5- Iron Man's Heroes Reborn armor (debuted in Heroes Reborn Iron-Man #1).
I love that faceplate! I even love the whatever-they-ares jutting out of his back with the smoke coming out. Reminds me of my also fave black stealth suit from the first Armor Wars, with the ginormous detachable jet turbines. What can I say, I’m all about the accessories.

4- Monet St Croix's Steve Pugh costume (debuted in Generation X #63).
I love all of Pugh’s Generation-X Counter-X designs really. Monet’s really stood out though with those white cargo-skirt attachments on the side of her standard uniform. I just adored the concept, and the new partial X-logo on the front. Skin’s came with actual cargo pants, Husk’s with a pull-me slip of fabric hanging out in the front, Jubilee’s with a fun jacket, Chamber’s was black leather-tastic. I’ll shut up now.

3- Shadowcat's Leinil Francis Yu costume (debuted in X-Men v.2 #100).
I love the short hair, and the little mask, and the shirt collar coming out of the collar of the new uniform X-design, even the little left-over Wolverine bone claws that Claremont has since become obsessed with. Kitty’s the only one who made that design work. Fun!

2- Rogue's Paul Smith/Chris Bachalo hood costume.
So easily misinterpreted by modern superhero artists, but so breath-takingly beautiful and mysterious when done right.

1- Storm's Paul Smith mohawk look.

And the one costume I NEVER wanna see again:

- Moonstar's Tony Daniel costume (debuted in X-Force#27).
So 90s it hurts. But, who’m’I’kidding? I still love it to bits, it almost made the regular top 10. It’s a whole new level of sexy and dangerous and wrong (actual RED skin? Really? And Spider-man bug eyes?), but it just should never ever be referred to again.
(Ilias: uhm... my 14 year old self might disagree :P )


10- Batman's black costume.
Last seen in the "No Man's Line" storyline. Now with "Batman Inc." someone could bring it back.

9- Iron Man's classic armor.
It still looks beautiful. Let them find a reason to bring it back. It could need maintenance or something.

8- Storm's mohawk look.
Yeah, I know many of you didn't like it. But back then it felt like Storm had character. So: she divorces Black Panther, dresses like that, moves to Louisiana becomes a fan of Baroness and Kylesa and fights racists. I'd buy that comic.

7- Green Goblin's classic costume.
When he was Joker's equivalent for Spider-man.

6- Wolverine's brown costume.
Only in biker clothes he looks better.

5- Ghost Rider's original costume.
Much better than the over the top looks that followed.

4- Ms.Marvel's original costume.
I know, her regular costume is pretty good also and this one was also worn by a supervillain. But it'd like to see it on her again.

3- Phoenix's original costume.
No need to say more. Even if she'd have to came back from the dead one more time.

2- Wonder Woman's look from "Superman For Tomorrow".
A cross between her regular costume and a greek armor. I wish when she gets bored of pants and jackets she goes back to this one.

1- Rogue's updated original.
A version of her first costume from Chris Bachalo. 'nuff said.

And the one costume I NEVER wanna see again:

-The Azrael/Batman outfit.
You're trying to be Batman, you stupid Azrael. Not a gayer Spawn/Cable cross.


It was fun searching but I couldn't find ten costumes. Truth to be told, despite fanboys bitching, most of the times a new outfit is an improvement on what was before. E.g. Wolverine's costume in Astonishing X-men is a compilation of good elements from all the outfits he's worn, or Iron Man's armor keeps evolving beautifully, or Thor's current one may very well be the best he's ever worn. But I did find enough for a top 5!

5- Sunfire's classic costume.
It fits the character, incorporates beautifully the japanese flag in its design and I love the unique mask. It was designed in the 60s and was used for a long time until it was replaced with this piece of crap.

4- Kyle Rayner's Green Latern costume.
I think it was a pretty original approach to Hal Jordan's costume that I never liked. I may be that that was the only time that I read Green Latern comics. Or that Kyle Rayner was an important part of Morrison's JLA.

3- Havok's X-factor costume.
Rolled up sleeves 80s style, cool 90s vibe with leather jacket and wild hair while at the same time is the forerunner for the 00s New X-men design. I loved the idea that in Peter David's X-factor everyone wore similar outfits except the self-absorbed Quicksilver.

2- Colossus's red costume.
I wonder why they didn't keep it. Was it too "CCCP"? (It's not like it was like this one!). Did it look too evil? I like the buttoned chest, the gloves are an interesting addiction, in all a minimal, stylish look.

1- Fantastic Four's black and white costumes.
FF costumes are meant to be simple and functional. Not much you can do fashion-wise. But when John Byrne took over the title he used the Unstable Molecules consept and with the help of the Negative Zone he did the most subtle costume change ever. Light blue became black with blue hightlights and the black collars became white. I don't get what the countless redesigns that followed ever hoped to achieve...

And the one costume I NEVER wanna see again:

-Thor's golden armor.
I mentioned before Thor's current costume... Well, he once wore one of the worst outfits of all time. The proud God Of Thunder sports a mask and more gold than a Byzantine emperor. Not that this one was any better but it's a 90s outfit and you expect them to be bad.