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Alecos Papadatos

Biography

Alecos Papadatos

Alecos Papadatoswas born in 1959 in Greece. From 1978 to 1986, he studies Economics at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.  Subsequently, he obtains a postgraduate degree in marketing at the University of Sorbonne Ι, in Paris. In 1986, he gets professionally involved with his passion for drawing.  He begins to study animation and cartoon design.  Following the completion of his studies, he works as animator for French TV animated commercials and cartoon video-clips for prestigious firms. Alecos goes on to produce and direct short-length animated films winning First Prize at the 1989 short-length Film Festival of Drama, Greece;  and, an official Greek participation at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival.  He also works on animation and direction of animated cartoons, among others, the TV cartoon series “Babar,” produced by Canal Plus, Paris. In 1991, he moves to Athens to teach animation and animated film production.  Since 1993, he undertakes, in collaboration with animator and production coordinator Annie Di Donna, the production of several television series as well as a great number of TV cartoon commercials in 2D/3D for the Greek and European market. In addition, he directs and produces character animation for full-length film credit titles and color background paintings and animation for theatre plays video back projection. During his carreer, Alecos has designed comic books with emphasis on corporate advertisement and was one of the main cartoonists at the Greek newspaper ‘To Vima,’ a leading newspaper in Athens, Greece. Alecos is the artist of LOGICOMIX a graphic novel written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou.  LOGICOMIX has been the No.1 New York Times Best Seller Graphic Book for 2009. Currently, Alecos is co-writing with Abraham Kawa and co-illustrating with Annie Di Donna a new graphic novel, DEMOCRACY, a historical fiction recounting the birth of a new political system in ancient Greece.

Alecos Papadatos

Books by Alecos Papadatos

by Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa, and Annie Di Donna - Graphic Novel

DEMOCRACY opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency--but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals. Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna, artists behind the international phenomenon LOGICOMIX, together with writer Abraham Kawa, deliver a graphic novel bursting with extraordinary characters and vibrant color, one that also offers fresh insight into how this greatest of civic inventions came to be.