Hello and welcome to my studio. My name is Val Frimon. I was born in Peloponnese of Greece and moved in the capital for studies in my teens. I finished the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, department of Business Administration & Marketing, to turn 180o later and start a new career as a bailiff.
Thankfully, I quickly realized that none of those things really fit me, it was really impossible for me to imagine the future me performing ruthless seizures of property belonging to unfortunate people and their families. I also consider the competitive environment within big companies to be extremely exhausting and arduous.
At the same time I knew what the one thing that made me feel fulfilled was, creation. Making things with my own hands, shaped out travelling of the fictional corridors in my mind, was the only thing that I found both enticing and exciting. After all which creator is not touched by his creation?
My first artistic steps were floral paintings on wooden boxes with pyrography. During the course of things I also tangled with the creation of vintage handmade jewelry. Graphic designing was always something that I worked on in the background, mainly for my own needs, and those of friends (cards, invitations, leaflets, etc).
When those friends became that many that little time passed without someone asking me to make something for them was when WeirdTales Designs was born and I started getting into what I loved most, professionally.
Some of you might wonder why WeirdTales, while some might have already made the connection with the most pulp American magazine of all times. Well the latter of you guessed right! The name of the studio is inspired by the WeirdTales magazine.
You see my first excursion into literature was fantasy, sci-fi and horror novels. Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Clark A. Smith, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Fort, Philip K. Dick and many many more accompany me from my early years and played an important role in the shaping of my life.