Steve has studied comic art, illustration, creative writing, and tattooing. He’s known for his self-published work, including comics Esmé, The Monsters in the Closet, and Jellinkfish. In 2021, his comic Spazorahoula (illustrated by Elena Gogou), was published by Jemma Press and has won several awards since, including Best Script at the Greek Comic Awards. He has illustrated several other comics, children’s books, and tabletop role-playing games, and he’s known for his neotraditional-tattoo-style illustrations, queer fantasy themes, and character designs. He’s happiest when he takes his work from convention to convention in Greece and Europe, which he has been doing since 2013. He’s currently focused on writing magical realism comics and Greek dieselpunk novels, as well as furthering his studies, and is working on several new projects between his desperate attempts to keep his poor houseplants alive.
Leonidas “Steve” Stivaktis