Monday, 30 November 2009

New Democracy Final results

Instant illustration originally created for Athens Plus and rearranged for "Inside Greece" blog, about this Sunday's New Democracy's Leadership elections results.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Militarized Elections...

Of course New Democracy is not the only one to have elections this Sunday, Honduras under the De Facto goverment of Micheletti is going to elections without having reinstituted the old President Manuel Zelaya.

More here

P.S.: from the International Herald Tribune: The de facto government has tried to convince Hondurans and the international community that the elections are legitimate. But neither the Organization of American States, the Carter Center nor the European Union sent observers.

Elections Selections

BTW This Sunday New Democracy, after Octobers embarassing loss has elections to select its new leadership.
Stats from & for Athens plus issue #76 article by Nick Malkoutzis.

Below you can also link from the tags to the past National Elections, other Card Decks or older Athens Plus issues and illustrations.


Illustration for Sunday Kathimerini at Kampylis article. You can read all about it here, here and in PDF here.


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Pimp My Ride, Metro edition

Illustration for Athens Plus #76, about the Athens metropolitan electric trains.
You can sink yer teeth in it, at "Inside Greece Blog" or download the PDF.


Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday's swine flu

Yup, same ol' Sunday's Illustration that just got it on "Enstaseis" blog too, which means finally... LINKS! So if it's not all greek to you you can read all about it here, here, and/or here in PDF.

Trollop Sleeps Too Much - Trollop Slaap Te Veel

Trollop Sleeps Too Much - Trollop Slaap Te Veel

Good news, the guys from Trollop decided to upload the whole 80's photo-story (remade) on a blog. Enjoy

P.S.: I also got 'em on my blog lists (left below).

Friday, 20 November 2009

Otto Rehhagel... revisited

New Otto Rehhagel more appropriate for the occasion (yeah S. Africa World Cup 2010).
Maybe I should give this one to "Inside Greece" blog and keep the other in print.

Swine flu

Illustration for Sunday Kathimerini, on Kampylis article, links as usual, Monday afternoon.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Otto, Papariga and Stalin

Lucky week, two illustrations this time, one about the the greek Communist Party Secretary Aleka Papariga and the other about Otto Rehhagel, the Greek National soccer team that finally got to go to S. Africa World Cup and the unfortunate event of soccer related deaths.

Otto's illustration is brand new, you can also catch him at the "Inside Greece" Blog, Aleka's on the other hand is much much older, and already had been recycled at a pre elections illustration. Stalin, has also been used in the past, but unfortunatelly got only to be printed in grayscale, thanks to Aleka however got finally his chance to be both recycled in RGB and get his CMYK print... some dudes have all the luck.

I only regret the fact i didn't made a second card combination for the index, i thoght Rehhagel would get to go to page 2. Pitty, next time I get to have double illustration i'll be prepared.

Last... but hardly least, down below you can have a pre-friday-links preview of pages 6-7, yup the graphs are the ones i joked about...

Oh, By the way, if you link at the Guardian Newspaper, you'll get the chance to see who right I was (No Sh...!!!) about Europe's First Prime Minister. Guardian's Europe P.M. article has also been open for comments... don't miss the chance to read about Blair... but that was soooo predictable...
You can download the Issue in PDF living colour here.

European Prime Minister

Most probably Belgium's prime minister, Herman van Rompuy, will be announced today as president of the European Council aka Europe's first Prime Minister. If not, second most probable to fit the job is Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Aleka Papariga: 20 years from the fall of the Berlin wall

It might as well be 20 centuries after, somethings never change.
Aleka Papariga Illustration for Athens Plus #75... yeah, second illustration. }: )

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Otto Rehhagel

Otto Rehhagel Illustration for Athens Plus #75, out on Friday 20-Nov-2009.
In the light of tommorrow's soccer match against Ukraine for South Afrika's World Cup Qualification... i think... sort of... doh!
Once the match is over iplan to put the score on the dialogue bubble.

While at it (athens plus) here's an odd thoght i made while working on a graph (you'll see it on Friday) about how things are written... and how they should be written... sad but true...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Swine flu

Swine flu, Graph for Athens Plus #74 here, source World Health Organisation (WHO).

World Map from Panos. It made me think that it would be handy to have a hand drawn version of the world map ready for similar circumstances.
Maybe whiskey-painted too, to ad the old-pirate-map effect. }; )

Thursday, 12 November 2009

New - Old Kouneva

I saw this coming a looong time ago, and had the illustration ready since mid-June. To be sincere i'm prepared for even more...

Monday links: If it's not all greek to you, you can read more about it here, here , and here (PDF)

Willy Brandt, Athens Plus #74 (Update)

Yeah I know, it's hardly a surprise anymore, still it looks even better : ).

As if you didn't already know, is the Athens Plus issue #74 Illustration.
Links and stuff to sink yer teeth in, as always tomorrow afternoon. Cheers

Issue #74 update: you can read the article here (inside greece Blog) , here (Athens plus site) and here (PDF version).

Yasser Arafat 1929–2004, 5 years later

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Willy Brandt, 20 years from the fall of the Berlin wall

Willy Brandt, Illustration for Athens Plus issue #74, for the 20 years of the fall of Berlin wall. Tomorrow you'll get the final page too, it's just that i like this one so much i can't wait till tomorrow to upload it.

Enjoy }: )

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Another gem i found about me around the web.

It reads: (...) "Like if the article of Mr. Kampylis wasn't enough, it inserts an illustration by Manos Symeonakis (yours trully) with the double headed eagle, symbol of our Greek Orthodox Church disrispectfully ridiculed"

Ironically the illustration (1 Feb 2009) is about small people needing big ideas to become someone, something... anything...

You can find the illustration's article here, here and here (PDF).

20 years from the fall of the Berlin Wall

Willy Brandt Illustration for Athens Plus issue #74

Monday, 9 November 2009

promises... promises...

A post that recycles itself on greek nationalist blog-OS.fear.

The fuss is about the Albanians that didn't join Mussolini at the WWII campain against Greece.
It seems some nationalist hyper-patriotic cosciences were disturbed.
It calls my illustration silly, equal only to Enver Hoxha propaganda and promises to get back on the article "with much more" soon.
I hardly find anything silly or laughable in a map and a broken fascist axe illustration -you can call it boring if you want...- but silly??? cmooon'!
Maybe they're reffering to something else... whichever the case...

I'm waiting for more.

till then... Deep... Smile... Deep... Smile...

Friday, 6 November 2009

Micheletti... Simpsonised

Here's a beauty i found around da web...
If you go to the Simpsons Movie ufficial site, you'll find amongst other things a make-your-avatar feature.

Here's for example my "make-your-avatar" Simpson-ised version of Micheletti.


Thursday, 5 November 2009

Floral books & Coffee got egged

Illustration for Sunday Kathimerini.
About Floral "books + coffe" incident.
Below egg detail, plus the original "Floral" logo for comparison.

(Monday 09 Nov '09 addition)=> Enstaseis blog updated, you can read the article here, here and here (PDF)

The Tony Blair Witch Project

Tony Blair Illustration for Athens Plus #73.
Here you can see the Blair Witch Nightmare I went through to get him right.

As usual more links tomorrow.
You can read about it here (Inside Greece Blog) and here or you can download Athens Plus Issue #73 PDF here.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Gummy Blair!

After 2 nights and more than 20 portraits to get him right, i came up with this Gummy Bear version. Enjoy.

This is not the version i'm gonna use for Athens Plus's next issue, i made another, a much better one, but you'll have to wait... 'till then feed on my mistakes.