Remember when comics were fun? I’m not talking nostalgia, I’m talking actual giggle-to-yourself-and-then-share-with-a-friend fun. This week’s iFanboy Upstart George Kambadais looks to be chock full of fun, and he’s pining for a chance to share it with others.
Kambadais is a Greek artist who grew up watching Disney movies and reading comics. In 2009 he got his comic start doing anthology work for his home country’s Comicdom Press, in addition to doing a short-lived webcomic called Black Days. In 2011 he began sharing his work with people outside of Greece with the internet, chalking up some acclaim with his fan-art and original work posted on places like Project: Rooftop. He’s done a series of super-hero fan comics, ranging from a snow-centric X-Men short and also one celebrating Spider-Man’s birthday. That online acclaim turned into his first major work in early 2013, drawing the graphic novel Champions of the Wild Weird West for Arcana. Although he’s shown himself an expert in both drawing and coloring, in 2013 Kambadais is focusing on refining his linework with his new webcomic, The Double Life of Miranda Turner.
Kambadais’ work reminds me of a very early Tomm Coker, with some of the raw cartooning skills of Jeff Smith. Although he may not be drawing Marvel or DC’s event books anytime soon, Kambadais seems a shoe-in to do superhero work if that’s truly what he wants. Look over his various samples we’ve accumulated below, and let us know where you think Kambadais would fit in well.