Drop me a line at:
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, Seven Stories Press, Playboy, East Bay Express, North Bay Bohemian, Red Herring Magazine, Santa Cruz Weekly and Scout Books.
My art has been featured at RGB Callery, Fantagraphics Gallery, Giant Robot New York, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Gallery of Sea & Heaven and STUDIO Gallery.
In my comics I take an interest in how icon and narrative interact and swap roles. My stories usually explore broad social themes while using comicsy visual grammar to evoke the interior and the individual. I like how comics stake out a common zone of understanding and also expose where understanding breaks down. I'm most comfortable in the 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 and symbols we use as incantations for conflict. THBOW was nominated for Outstanding Graphic Novel in the 2008 Ignatz Awards and featured on tcj.com's "Top 100 Comics of the Decade."
- Interview with Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter
- Interview in the North Bay Bohemian
- Interview on the Inkstuds Podcast
- 20 Questions with Austin English
RECENT BOOKS & REVIEWS
You can find these graphic novels sold at finer book stores or just click images below to order direct:
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"
REVIEWS OF MINE TONIGHT: