Stathis Petropoulos was born in 1972 in Athens, Greece. After graduating in 1989 from the Moraitis School, he went on to study industrial design at Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland and at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA (graduated 1994). After two years of working in the design field in the U.S., he returned to Greece to collaborate with a string of architecture offices in the area of interior design and furniture. In 2002, he founded a product design studio with his brother, Vassilis Petropoulos, launching their own product lines and working with clients such as Korres, Heineken, Accessorize and Nestlé.
In 2007, he started creating his own comics. He wrote and illustrated his first short story “Hope” and won a distinction in the 2nd Pan-Hellenic comics competition COMIX02. His second comic was a short story published in 2012, a Greek fantasy magazine. In 2009 he left design behind for his first love, illustration. Since then, his work has been featured on book covers and in children’s books published by prominent Greek publishing houses, as well as in applications and games published by developers in Greece and abroad.
In 2012, he wrote a collection of strange short stories about a hotel called Concordia and in 2015, he adapted these stories into his first published graphic novel, which launched at AthensCon 2015. In 2016, he self-published a new book with his first collection of sketches titled DECODED ILLUSIONS, VOLUME 1. which was first shown at AthensCon 2016.
He has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and in 2015 he organized a solo illustration exhibition, titled “Searching For The End – Odyssey” at the Skoufa gallery in Athens, Greece.
Stathis Petropoulos lives and works in Athens, Greece.