Event: Maine Comics Arts Festival, May 18, 2014

Event: Maine Comics Arts Festival, May 18, 2014
I’ll be debuting my new comic RED FLAG at my table at the Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) in gorgeous Portland, Maine on May 18, 2014. Come on by to say hello, chat, and buy some of my work if you like! I’ll post more information on my table location when I have it. See ...

Red Flag #redflagcomic Process post!

Red Flag #redflagcomic Process post!
If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram the last few months (and you should!), you’d probably noticed that I’ve been working furiously on my new comic, Red Flag, which I will debut at MeCAF this spring. Here is the official description for Red Flag: Red Flag is about the lengths we go to ...

Podcast interview on “Maybe I’ll Be Back” with Corey Hodgdon

Podcast interview on
I met Corey at last year’s MeCAF – he was literally the first person I introduced myself to when I walked through the doors of the con! And we’ve basically been friends ever since. Corey has a wonderful comic series called “The Capture of Bigfoot” — which you can buy right here: http://www.indyplanet.com/front/?product=the-capture-of-bigfoot-1 He also ...

Interview with Michael Dambold on his blog

Recently webcomic artist extraordinaire Michael Dambold did an interview of me on his blog — lots of interesting process questions here — take a peek! http://michaeljamesdambold.com/blog/webcomic-interview-maria-photinakis/ And of course, make sure to give Michael’s beautiful comics a look right here: http://www.candraicomics.com/ Share this:More

Thoughts on Doodle at the Somerville Nave Gallery Annex

Thoughts on Doodle at the Somerville Nave Gallery Annex
I was honored that my work, For My Boston Strong, was chosen to be a part of this fantastic show on cartooning in a great new art space in the middle of Davis Square: (Happily in front of my piece at the opening reception.) A lot of the Boston-area cartooning and comics community came out ...

My new studio home: Mad Oyster Studios in Somerville, MA

My new studio home: Mad Oyster Studios in Somerville, MA
I’m really excited to announce that I have a new art studio, and it’s in the fantastic Mad Oyster Studios in awesome Somerville, MA.  I used to live in Somerville (back in the day) and it has a very active  art scene, so I’m excited to be officially a part of it. I just moved ...

See you tonight at Doodle!

I’m getting really excited for tonight’s opening reception of Doodle. Will I see you there? Doodle at the Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA (right in Davis Square). Opening reception tonight, 6-8pm! Meet and greet the artists! More info on the show- The Boston Hassle: Opening reception of Doodle Boston.com: Cartoons take the ...

PODCAST: Ep. 3 – Recovery and Audacity

PODCAST: Ep. 3 - Recovery and Audacity
Happy new year! We’ve been away for a little while – longer than we meant to be. For that, we do apologize. But we explain why we’ve been gone for a while, and I think you’ll agree that we had good reasons. This episode is all about recovering from major setbacks, fighting to overcome our fears. ...

Upcoming Art Show: Doodle at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square in Somerville, MA

Upcoming Art Show: Doodle at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square in Somerville, MA
I’m excited to announce my work for Doodle, an upcoming art show at the NAVE Gallery Annex in Davis Square, Somerville, MA. My work, For My Boston Strong (Between Sleeps #2), will be on display with a number of other artists in this curated show devoted to all things cartoons, which will run from January 10-26, ...

Sketch cards

In between some major projects, I’ve been working on 5×7-inch sketch cards as a stress reliever. I’ve done about 15 of these so far, mainly in Copic marker and in a few different styles. I worked on these yesterday—Team Rocket from Pokemon, and then an original character of my own in a scene from the ...