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Chris Eliopoulos is a comic book creator, who wrote and pencilled the short comic Problem Solvers for Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Tales.

BiographyEdit

Eliopolous attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, from 1985 to 1989. He is known as a prolific letterer, in particular for hand-lettering the first 100 issues of the ongoing Savage Dragon series, even after much of the comic book industry had come to rely on computer-generated fonts for dialogue. This was done at Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen's request; Larsen preferring the individual look of hand-lettered dialogue.

Eliopoulos designed the fonts for Marvel Comics' in-house computer lettering unit. He had also contributed lettering work to Valiant Comics, DC Comics, and other publishers.

Eliopoulous is also known for his comic strip Desperate Times, featuring the misadventures of bachelor losers Marty and Toad, which ran as a back-up feature in Savage Dragon, and later Desperate Times comics from Savage Dragon publisher Image Comics and AAArgh! Comics, a part of After Hours Press.

Following the events of 9/11, Eliopoulos contributed a story to a Marvel Comics benefit book about how his family was affected by the event, which shares the date of his wedding anniversary.

He is currently the artist and co-writer on Marvel Comics' former back-up feature and current series of one-shot comics, Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, teamed with writer Marc Sumerak. The first one-shot in the series was nominated for an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award in 2005.

On the side, Eliopoulos has managed to contributed hundreds of cartoon strips to the book series "The Complete Idiot's Guide..." on almost every imaginable topic. He's also created dozens of custom cartoons for clients including Sports Illustrated.

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