Aris Gavriilidis

writer-artist

Whenever I was struggling to sleep while I was stressed, I was trying o set up a cartoon. Actually, a little later I was inspired and then asleep. The next day I was drawing the cartoon or used the collage method.

 

Half of my cartoons are purely humoristic while the other half contain a social comment.

Modern lark

Modern lark

A satire of the fashion-bonded modern man using only brand named clothes and accessories.

The ear-nose-throat doctor: Say “Aaaa”

Evolution

Evolution

Modern Sisyphus

Modern Sisyphus

Sisyphus was a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned by the gods to ceaselessly roll a rock up to the top of a mountain, but the stone would fall back due to its weight. The cartoon is a metaphor depicting man's futile and continuous search for more money.

The price list of a gourmet supermarket between two starving children

Football-mania

Football-mania

Greed

Greed

The rich man instead of enjoying his grand meal unhappily envies the frugal lunch of the poor but happy fellow.

The evolution of children’s playgrounds (from top to bottom).

In Noah's Ark

In Noah's Ark

“For heaven’s sake, wife! Shall we have meat for lunch again?” Noah complains. This explains why certain animals never left the Ark alive…

In the Maternity Hospital -You, unfaithful! You cheated on me!

A litany of rain...

A litany of rain...

...wint unexpected results!

A cross-eyed Cyclops

A cross-eyed Cyclops

The Homeric myth with Ulysses and the one-eyed Cyclops inspired me of making two cartoons. This is the one of them.

Hello, Osman, I came with my harem for a family photo…

Eskimos

Eskimos

-Does it have central heating? -Nope, but it has automatic defrosting…

The hostage of the bla-bla TV

The English tourist: You, idiot Elgin. You always did half of the job! (From 1801 to 1812, Earl Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in Athens had stolen half of the world famous Parthenon Marbles, now exhibited in the British Museum).

Envy

Envy

-It is terribly painful to be a giraffe and have a throat ache

Imprisoned Zebra

Imprisoned Zebra

The dentist: Need a dental refilling, count Dracula? Dracula: No, just a sharpening, please!

DO NOT TOUCH

DO NOT TOUCH

(A starving child in front of a full refrigerator)

The picture alludes to typical scenery of the a suicide. However, this fellow has another intention: he just wants to remove an aching tooth…

Suicide

Suicide

The fish, living at the bottom of the sea full of human garbage and eating “colobacteria for breakfast, hydrocarbon for lunch and mercury for dinner” decided to commit suicide, biting the bait. “I prefer the frying pan” were its last words.

A starving child surrounded by ads promoting weight loss services and products.

The hostage of the bla-bla TV