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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bambos Georgiou

Bambos Georgiou was born around 1960. Of Greek descent, and speaking only Greek, he has said that it was the discovery of comics at the age of four that helped him learn English, although this form of education was not appreciated by some. One English teacher was thoroughly frustrated that he was always reading comics and his collection - with TV21 being his comic of choice - was thrown out by his mother. This only led to him becoming more determined to create his own comics.

In the mid-1980s he could be found contributing strips ('Ratman') to Paul Duncan's Arkensword fanzine and, before long, he became a prolific contributor - lettering and inking especially - for Marvel UK, Fleetway, Fat Man Press and Panini UK, as well as a cartoonist, usually signing his work with the abbreviated 'Bambos'.

His comic strips have included 'Blimey... It's Slimer' for The Real Ghostbusters and It's Wicked! in the late 1980s, as well as inking Brian Williamson and Dave Elliott on 'The Real Ghostbusters' for the former. His inking was to to be found in a number of Marvel UK's comic book titles in the early 1990s, including Knights of Pendragon (inking Gary Erskine, Phil Gascoine and Martin Griffiths), Death's Head II (inking Liam Sharp) and Motormouth & Killpower (inking Cam Smith). He has worked on various Transformers titles, including Fleetway's 1994 Transformers: Generation 2 (inking Robin Smith) and the 2003 Panini UKTransformers Armada (for the most part inking Andrew Wildman).

Over the years, Bambos has been involved with dozens of other characters, including Spider-Man, Action Man, Rugrats, Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Who, Tom and Jerry, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shrek and Wallace and Gromit.

Examples of artwork by Bambos Georgiou can be found for sale here.

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