I am a published freelance illustrator, manga artist, art show curator, Art Educator and Talent Amplifier!
I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. In my teenage years, I discovered the world of Japanese manga, anime and art. I followed my dream of becoming a great artist by obtaining my BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I also studied Illustration, Animation, Fine Art and Directing at SVA.
I love live ink painting people in the subway and at events. I make Subway comics I call Metro Manga. I draw portraits of real people while I commute on the subway. Each panel in my comics tells it's own unique subway story portraying a different character deep in their own thoughts.
2018 has been a breakout year for me, I have shown my work in 20 shows. 2 Solo shows, and I curated 2 shows this year in Manhattan and Queens. I have shown my art in 30 shows in NYC and curated 10 shows. The most recent one was Septemberfest, a 40 artist show at One Art Space gallery in Tribeca.
I currently teach cartooning, comics and anime and manga classes at Playday, a creative center for kids in Gramercy Park in NYC. I also teach private art classes in the comfort of your home where I bring my own professional art supplies to teach you or your kids. I love working with kids to help develop their true potential.
I have drawn illustrations for Frankie Edgar and Renzo Gracie, clothing companies, book covers, restaurants, businesses and make personal portraits and art.
To inquire about private drawing, manga or cartooning lessons for you or your child, or to purchase my original artwork, please contact me: Sophotoons@gmail.com
I look forward to helping you tap your full potential!
“All children are artists. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.” -Picasso
Please let me know which piece you are interested in and I will give you a quote. Prices on each piece vary. I accept payments through PayPal Sophotoons@gmail.com and Venmo Sophocles Plokamakis.