I am too busy to add captions, but I encourage you to enjoy some exhibits from the Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. There are 4 floors with different themes (Cyclades, ancient Greece, Cyprus, everyday life in ancient Athens). Currently, there is a special exhibition about Cyclades in the ground floor, which explains how and why the cycladic idols where made. The museum cafeteria is also a must!
More info @ cycladic.gr, ongoing competition with #mycyclades
FIRST THINGS FIRST. K-pop is the remedy.
Well, it’s been a fun week .
- I went to the ‘cool as a princess, pink as lemonade‘ party of prigipo. It was maaaaaaaaaaaagical! Sweet music, sweet coffee, sweet cupcakes. And of course jewellery in every corner – I couldn’t rest my eyes!
- Homemade tea and homemade tea biscuits! (winter is all about HOT STUFF)
- Full moon —-> I caught a cold —> Predictable, since I was standing on the rooftop with my pijamas in order to admire the view.
- Kanji can be fun sometimes !
Prigipo gift (simple pendant with a crown) with every purchase
Green tea home-scented with orange, cinnamon, pepper and peppermint
Homemade tea biscuits – necessary for my morning tea
My cup is not only humongous – it has eyes everywhere!
Dentist’s building at gkizi athens – not afraid anymore
Museum of cycladic art – athens
Supermoon fullmoon (credits to dimitris s.)
PS. I almost forgot the purpose of the post!
Cocoon – Tell me
Sundayman – Alive
Mome – Playground
Well, in the past week I was a volunteer in Comicdom con Athens. I used to visit the con every year since I moved to Athens, but I wanted to take part in it.
I’ve never volunteered in such an event before. My only previous experience was some small scale school or village volunteering, therefore I was extremely anxious about what would be requested of me and how would I perform my duties. As the days went by, I realised that it wasn’t as serious as I had imagined. After all if you love comics and fictional heroes as I do, it’s a fun way to be around them. Belonging to a group made it all the more easy to meet and communicate with comic creators or comic shop owners or simply people having the same interests as you.
(Most of the) volunteer team
Regarding the con itself, I believe that year after year it becomes larger and more multielement. Famous artists around the globe visit for Q&A and signing sessions, as well as workshop conduction. I was lucky enough to meet Soo-san [Sookyung Yoo], a well-known manga creator and researcher (born in Korea, studied in Japan and Europe). There was also a great number of Greek artists and creators with their (self- or not) published work. Sooooo many comic book stores, so many fancy figures, so great discounts, you couldn’t even rest your eyes for a second. And of course a HUGE crowd all around.
manifesto – ilias kyriazis (famous στα εξωτερικά)
έκτορας – minimal δαιμόνια φαντασία
manifesto signed (last copies – it’s gonna be rare now)
fish & stripes signed
κθουλούριιιιι – μια υπέροχη ιστορία
And finally the cosplayers, the main attraction of every con that respects itself. So much work, so much detail, so many colours.
Personal best: RenePolumorfous [photo by The Art of Dimitris Koskinas]
Darkenya Cosplay [photo by The Art of Dimitris Koskinas]
(Oh god my last sentences are full of sooooo many so’s)
My trophies after the con
My con experience in a GIF: I just wanted to fix my hair and I made my friend to hold my cellphone as mirror. He wanted to annoy me, he wanted it bad, so he started tapping. But he stop! As the following equation shows 1 tap=1 selfie, and as a result i was left with a bunch of non-focused images. Hence the wierd-angry-rape-sweet face (cyclothymia at it’s best) .