Christos Stamboulis was born in Edessa Greece in 1978 and studied architecture in Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He has been making comics since 2003. He has produced as many as 9 personal comic books, 8 of them graphic novels, did the artwork for the webcomic “Red Green Blue and You” and has also collaborated with the Greek comic magazine 9 (Ennea) and a couple of newspapers. He has worked in animation, character design and storyboards in videogames and in the advertising business. He has participated in numerous comics exhibitions in Greece, in the Biennale for new artists in Napoli in 2005 and has won the award of the “Best Greek Comic of the year” for his graphic novel “The Lords of Crimson Valley” in the Athens Comicdom Con 2011. He believes that 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 has been greatly influenced by his studies in architecture.
In a faraway planet, an elite Special Forces squad of the United States of the Earth takes on the natives. Their mission is to exterminate all resistance. On such a distant planet, army discipline can be an issue, but not when Sergeant Judith is around! Temptation incarnate, but also tough as steel, and dedicated to the mission, she is not to be toyed with by any man in her squad. But when she goes Missing In Action all hell breaks loose. Judith included…
F-Word Trooper is a sci-fi action comic with some porn in it for good measure. Ethics and sexuality have always been a focal point of our self-righteous society. We normally disregard cultural backgrounds that haven’t reached our divine(!) level of sophistication. What we see different, we think of as inferior and we call it barbaric. In this future described in the comic the U.S.E. troops regard the enemy, refugees from the Earth on this distant planet for generations, as inferior and call them “ferals” Are they really better or worse? Who’s going to be the judge of that?
Because, in reality, the measure of how civilized one is, lies in his or hers ability to acknowledge views different from his own.