Interview with Alecos Papadatos
Alecos Papadatos (a.k.a. Richard Parker at tape.ly!) is the award-winning artist of ‘Logicomix’, an international phenomenon graphic novel that was voted No.1 Best Seller Graphic Book for 2009 by The New York Times.
Currently, Alecos is co-writing with Abraham Kawa and co-illustrating with Annie Di Donna a new graphic novel called DEMOCRACY, a historical fiction recounting the birth of a new political system in ancient Greece.
After listening to his amazing mixtapes we thought that we should definitely contact him and ask him to tell us a little bit more about himself.
1. What got you into cartooning in the first place?
Back at the age of five, comics were just pictures with text. Text for me was hieroglyphs. I couldn’t follow. I’ve been captured by the animated cartoon, which was a complete show. I loved the Tex Avery and Chuck Jones cartoons and some of the Disney feature films. But the person who made me discover the pleasure of the making of a cartoon was my dad, who introduced me the flip book. All my books in school were full of flip book animation, mainly characters playing soccer of kicking the hell out of each other.
View of Alecos’ studio