Words are the one true love of Andreas Michaelides – what they mean, the way they change, the stories they tell. Born in Greece in 1982, he has worked as a columnist, journalist and photographer; he has written detective stories and surreal tales which have been published in various Greek anthologies and newspapers.
For the past ten years, he has worked as a translator for Greek publishing houses, such as Alexandria, Polis and Metaichmio (having translated in Greek anything from popular science and history books, to Andy Lane’s YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES series, as well as George R.R. Martin’s A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, among others). In 2010 he entered the world of oral storytelling, as well as writing fables for an adult audience. His relationship with comic books has been as wacky as his personality: from 2003 to 2006 he put out a Greek fanzine called MANGAIJIN, in collaboration with artist John Dalkides. In 2005 he started writing articles about comics as a member of the Comicdom.gr team (the same team responsible for COMICDOM CON ATHENS). In 2014 he started writing for comics per se: from 2014 to mid 2015 he co-created and wrote BOTCH! with artist Maria Kouloubaritsi – a gag comic and webcomic presenting the (mis)adventures of a group of gamers. Also in 2014, he began collaborating with artists Valia Kapadai and Pavlos Pavlidis, eventually forming the LarLarLar Comics collective. Together they have put out a number of projects in a range of genres, such as mythology (NEKYIA, MYTHLEGENDRY), science fiction (LAST FLIGHT OF THE SWORDBREAKER), adult parody (TIT QUEST OF UNKNOWN CUNTATH) and recently, historical fantasy (IASIS).
He is also a founding member of the Greek Club of Crime Writers, as well as the Storytelling Cooperative, “Mythologion”. He is currently involved in a number of projects, from translation, to writing – both for comics and not –, to storytelling performances, mystery games and educational workshops which combine literature with science.