Othon (Otto) Nikolaidis A.K.A Director 16 was born in Greece in 1980. After a brief stop at the National Technical University of Athens for Architectural and Interior Design studies, he proceeded to join and in 2015, graduate, from the Athens School of Fine Arts, having honed his skills in painting, etching and sculpting . Illustrating promotional and creative material as well as book covers and game art since 1997, 2006 saw him turn his creative attention to the comic medium as well. Since then three of his comics have published-one of them winning second place Award for Best New Artist category in the 8th National Annual Comic Contest held by "9" magazine, and more are yet to come. His latest project is the "Chronicles of Alos" series and visually fleshing out the world of Alos -the first book in the series titled "the Tower" was published in 2012 by Helm Press and more are to follow.