Name

Sophocles Plokamakis

About

I have been drawing since the age of 2 when I could hold a crayola marker. In my teenage years, I discovered the world of Japanese manga, anime and art which inspired me to follow my dreams to become a great cartoonist!

My career as a teacher started in 2012, soon after I graduated from The School of Visual Arts. I taught manga, comics, animation and drawing in the After 3 @ Nest+m program in NYC. Since 2012, I have taught drawing and painting in many after school programs in NYC, Queens and Brooklyn.

Now I am a published Comic Artist, Author, Illustrator, Art Coach and Founder of Start Shows, a company I run with my wife that organizes Art Exhibitions for emerging artists in NYC galleries.

I have been featured in the Brooklyn 12 News, the Staten Island Advance Newspaper, Boro Magazine, Cosmos 91.5 FM, You Me NYC magazine, Humans of Astoria Blog, NYartbeat.com.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the art on this site, or prints of a piece, send me an email Sophotoons@gmail.com for more info and pricing.

Thank you for looking at my art, I hope it inspired you!
-Sophocles

Experience

Founder / Curator
Start Shows, New York, NY
June 2 2019 – Present
Painting Teacher
Functional Painting, Brooklyn, NY
2020 – Present
Pro Artist
Jump Into The Light, 180 orchard st ny, ny
2017 – Present
Cartooning Teacher
Playday, 122 e 25 st
july 2018 – august 2019
Art Teacher
Sports and Arts Foundation, Long Island City, NY
2016 – 2017
Art Teacher
After 3 at NEST+M, LES, NYC
2012 – 2015

Education

BFA Cartooning 2011
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2020
The New 20's Art Show at One Art Space Gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2019
Holy Art Exhibition at Jump Into the Light, LES, NYC
2019
New York Stories at One Art Space Gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2019
Jump into the Art at Jump into the Light, LES, NYC
2019
Dream BIG! at One Art Space Gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2019
#Pr0file at Foley Gallery, LES, NYC
2019
Tunnel Vision at Manhasset Senior High school Gallery of Fine Art, Manhasset, NY
2019
New York State of Mind at One Art Space gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2019
Freedomfest at One Art Space gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2019
Dream Everstanding at One Art Space gallery, Tribeca, NY
2018
Decemberfest at One Art Space gallery, Tribeca, NYC
2018
Septemberfest at One Art Space gallery, tribeca,nyc
2018
V Art Show at Jump Into The Light, LES, NYC
2014
Metro Manga! at Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Clients

  • Arisa Itami
  • Frankie Edgar
  • Renzo Gracie

Specialties

  • Manga
  • Teaching
  • Cartooning
  • Drawing and Inking Comics
  • Character Design
  • Portraits
  • Curating

Skills

  • I am proficient in Photoshop
  • Windows 7 & Mac OX operating systems. I am fluent in modern…

Location

Astoria, Ny