Fikaris is a self taught Melbourne illustrator known for drawing and publishing contemporary small press comic books as much as he is for painting on the streets. From spearheading Australia’s fledgling graphic storytelling movement in the early 2000's with Silent Army Comic Art Collective, to establishing himself as an editor and publisher. He has edited and published over 20 artist anthologies, showcased over 300 artists in exhibitions through a number of artist run initiatives and Australian art institutions.
As a comic book artist and 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. Since 2013 Fikaris has held residencies in communities abroad as an artist and editor, and is currently working towards a publication of Australian comic artists with a European publisher. 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