astromythos . . . the mythical world of jon sideriadis
Astromythos, which literally translates to “the star myth,” is a Greek word I invented to serve as the title for a collection of illuminated books that I have been working on for several years. I started developing my characters and their stories in the year 2000, and ever since, I’ve been building a completely original mythology to which I’ve dedicated my life. In English, Astromythos combines the words “astronomy” and “mythology,” two subjects for which I hold an intrinsic passion. My characters and their stories are echoes from the mind of Ŧime. Below are the paintings and words of those who held onto hope as an ever-expanding universe was laid to rest by Ŧime. Each book is a collection of original myths, fully illustrated, and inspired by epic poetry. Astromythos: Era of Stars, will be the first publication of my musings.
aSTROMYTHOS BOOK TWO
These small, dwarf-like slaves, serve to mine the flesh of moons. And with this rock-flesh, fashion armor and weapons for their masters. Blades wrought by their skillful hands, harness the tidal force itself, and so imbued, are mighty enough to cleave stars asunder.
the white dwarf star
aSTROMYTHOS BOOK ONE
Wisest of stars in the Astromythos universe, the White Dwarfs are the only stars capable of vanquishing black holes. They are thus the mortal foes of Photovores. Though nasty and mischievous in youth, when a White Dwarf matures, it is just as wise as it once was foolish.
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✦ Guest of Honor at Artistacon March 23-24, 2019 at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA
✦ GenCon August 1-4, 2019 at the Indiana at the Convention Center in Indianapolis. IN
✦ IX Main Show October 23-27, 2019 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA
✦ Guest Artist at Faeriecon November 1-3, 2019 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD