Ksenou Efi

Ksenou Efi
Name: Ksenou Efi

Biography

I was born in 1966 in Palama, Karditsa. As a child I used to draw all day and wanted to born a kindergarten teacher. After eventually working eight years as a teacher I began to work part – time as a cartoonist quite by chance. I worked day and night during this first period. In the mornings I worked at the at the kindergarten and in the evenings at the studio doing portraits of diplomas, posters for numerous sports events, collaborating with publishers, illustrating children books and even doing medical sketches.
It was then that I realized that my heart belonged to sketching and I decided to devote myself entirely to it. I quit my kindergarten job in 1996 and studied at the Orneraki sketch school until 1997. Then the Press came into my life, with caricature portraits and working only nights.
I worked for the newspaper GNOSI for a few months in 1998. From 1999 until February 2007 I have worked for the newspaper TO VIMA and the political column “Pandora”, which I have enjoyed immensely. This was followed by illustrations for the cover of the magazine OIKONOMIKOS TACHYDROMOS (2000-2004) and the “Vimatodotis” column, among others, for the newspaper SUNDAY VIMA.
From April 2007 unit now, I ‘m working for the newspaper ELEYTHEROS TIPOS.