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trevor (dot) alixopulos (at) gmail.com

I draw comics and illustration and live in California.

Recent clients include Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Review of Books, Fantagraphics Books, Turner Broadcasting, Seven Stories Press, Playboy, East Bay Express, North Bay Bohemian, and Scout Books.

My art has been featured at RGB Gallery, Eckhaus Gallery, Giant Robot New York, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Gallery of Sea & Heaven and STUDIO Gallery.

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In my comics I take a pretty loose approach to the roles of icon and narrative. My stories usually explore broad social themes while using a cartoony visual grammar to evoke the interior. The iconic nature of cartoons makes a deal with the reader as to what they represent and how they will be "read," but the deal's terms are always subject to change. I'm enjoy this profane realm of the cartoon, where the word won't go; where language becomes sign, visual joke, heraldry and sigil.

My graphic novel The Hot Breath of War is a set of stories grouped within a spectrum of passion and aggression. It engages war from multiple perspectives, from participant to victim, and explores the euphemisms we use as incantations for both conflict and affection.  THBOW was nominated for Outstanding Graphic Novel in the 2008 Ignatz Awards and featured on tcj.com's "Top 100 Comics of the Decade." 

 

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RECENT BOOKS & REVIEWS

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The Hot Breath of War

REVIEWS OF THE HOT BREATH OF WAR:

  • comic critique "Using the definitively ephemeral medium to convey the fragility of life and progress, Alixopulos has slyly created a durable monument to saneness and humanity."
  • tcj.com's top 100 comics of the decade "A thoughtful, provocative book about the intersection between the personal and political"
  • madinkbeard.com "Strange yet moving."
  • the comics reporter "I'm not totally confident about anything where this book is concerned, except that it surprised me and I think it might be very good."
  • the daily crosshatch "A book that demands to be experienced"

 

 

Mine Tonight

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