Christos Stampoulis was born in Edessa, Greece, in 1978, and studied architecture in Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He has been doing comics since 2003 and has produced eight personal comic albums, almost all of them graphic novels, did the artwork for the webcomic RED GREEN BLUE AND YOU and has also collaborated with the comic magazine 9 (ENNEA) and a couple of newspapers.
He has worked in animation, character design and storyboards in video games and in the advertising business. He has participated in numerous comics exhibitions in Greece, in the biennale for new artists in Naples, in 2005, and has won the award of the “best Greek comic of the year” for his graphic novel THE LORDS OF CRIMSON VALLEY at Comicdom Con Athens 2011.
His art style is mostly inspired by the work of Hugo Pratt and John Buscema, and as for storytelling, his influences come from Hugo Pratt again and Pat Mills. His approach to comics is definitely influenced by his studies in architecture.