From spearheading Australia’s fledgling graphic storytelling movement in the early 2000's with Silent Army Comic Art Collective, to establishing himself as a mural painter and small press comic book specialist, Fikaris is an artist known for painting on the streets of Melbourne as much as he is for drawing and publishing contemporary small press comic books. He has edited and published over 20 artist anthologies, showcased over 300 artists in exhibitions through a number of artist run initiatives and has also worked with many Australain institutions.
Since 2013 Fikaris has held residencies in other communities abroad as an artist and editor, and is currently working on a publication of Australian comic artists with a European publisher. As a comic book artist and illustrator with a love for collaborating, he has worked on many different projects and over the years has found himself drawing for the words of such unique voices as Harvey Pekar, Nicola Gunn, Osme Gonsalves and Kyle Magee. In 2017 he was awarded the Platinum Ledger Award for outstanding service to Australian comics.
‘...(Fikaris is) the comic book shamen of the Melbourne scene.’ Smart Arts RRR FM Radio 2016