French Artist Creates Miniature Papercut Anime Characters

Paper cutouts of cartoon characters have evolved into a meme known as Paper Child with a community on deviantART by the name of #paperchildREVOLUTION dedicated to the craft. The basic idea behind the ongoing, user-submitted project is to take photos of creatively composed paper characters against a real-life backdrop. Continue reading »

This Guy Was Bullied In School For Being Gay, Now His Cosplay Is Taking Over Instagram

Jonathan Stryker is a cosplayer from Miami, Florida whose incredible cosplaying skills will put everyone to shame. He gained most of his media attention by dressing up as Disney princes and Johny Depp characters for 10 days. Continue reading »

Japanese Modeler’s Terrifying Scarecrows Pit Cthulhu And Silent Hill Against Birds

Imagine driving down a lone, winding road in the Japanese countryside late at night, with only the sound of your heartbeat and engine to comfort you until you run into an unspeakable terror. That’s the situation several have found themselves in when coming across one of Japanese figure maker and modeler @harigilly’s uniquely terrifying scarecrows. Continue reading »

Anime Style Body Paint Model Dazzles With The Most Colorful Fashion In Japan


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Ishoku hada (異色肌), “different colored skin” or “unique skin” may not be the most practical form of Japanese creative fashion, but it’s definitely the most colorful. Continue reading »

The Moody, Mysterious World Of Pixel Artist, Illustrator And Videographer APO

Pixel artist, illustrator and videographer APO depicts worlds both familiar and strange in his pixel artworks. Influenced by works like Blade Runner and Ghibli movies he watched in his youth, APO’s subjects range from realistic urban landscapes and beautiful natural scenery, to cyberpunk and science-fiction vignettes. Continue reading »

“Boyfriend Hug” Speakers Are The Perfect Way To Look Absolutely Normal In Public

What about when you want to feel safe and secure by being wrapped in fake-muscly arms when you’re on the go? You don’t want to look like some weirdo, dragging around a headless body-pillow with you while you’re out and about. Continue reading »

Unknown Artist Creates Amazing Studio Ghibli Anime Character Moss Murals In Countryside

On a moss wall between the city of Chichibu and village of Higashi Chichibu, an unknown artist has created incredible art on a moss wall inspired by the films of Studio Ghibli. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Enchants Twitter With Magical ‘Full Moon Coffee Shop’ That Only Appears To Exhausted People

In the famously overworked country of Japan, many people are on the look out for the ultimate way to chill out after a hard days work, resulting in establishments like cat cafes and sleep cafes popping up in the cities. Continue reading »

“Salt In Your Wounds”: The Astonishing Fantasy Works Of Zeen Chin

Zeen Chin is a self-taught artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Drawing upon a mysterious well of horror films, memories, and mysticism, his digital paintings are wildly elegant and unpredictable; scrolling from one image to the next, you can never predict (nor comprehend) what you will see next. Continue reading »

The Strikingly Unique And Colorful Art Of Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi

Designer and artist Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi is known internationally for his vividly colored illustrations which seem to resonate with multiple strands of Japanese and global youth culture. Traditional Japanese aesthetics and science fiction, sacred Buddhist iconography and profane symbols, street culture and high culture, the soft, organic and kawaii body intersected and interfaced with the hard, inorganic and the digital, Eros and Thanatos, tentacle fetish and oral fixation, war and peace, all of these seem to find expression at various junctures in his work. Continue reading »

“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Continue reading »

Twin Girls Have Awesome Twin Cosplays Featuring Creepy And Cool Anime, Movie, And TV Characters

Meet Chihiro and Chiaki: two girls are eleven-year-old twins, and have been cosplaying since they were three. They may be young, but they aren’t too young to show off their awesome cosplay skills, which feature characters from all kinds of genres and mediums. Based on their Instagram account, they have a fairly wide array of costumes in their portfolio, including cute, cool, and creepy characters. Continue reading »

Happy Cats, Coffee Shops And Carefree Times In TAO’s Cheerful, Detailed And Nostalgic Illustrations

As she explains on her Tumblr profile, Sapporo-based illustrator TAO is particularly fond of cats, Showa Era things, and sneakers. With their cheerful tone and kawaii characters enjoying relaxing moments, coffee mug in hand, her artwork will surely put a smile on your face or dispel any clouds hanging over your head. Continue reading »

Kawaii, Fetish, Bizarre, Cruel: The Art Of GENk

The fearful is beautiful, the horrific is erotic. Both kawaii and fear coexist in his paintings. The adorable and the strange based on bloody fantasy and insanity with a tinge of the occult. Even in his most intensely individual works, many people have been charmed by the alluring gazes of the girls in his paintings and by his beautiful expressions of blood. Combining elements of the kawaii, the fetish, the erotic and the cruel, GENk’s paintings are both visually arresting and alluring, disturbing and enticing. Continue reading »

Professional Anime Artist Continues Transforming His Sons’ Sketches Into Amazing Characters

In the past we’ve had the pleasure of introducing Tokyo-based French anime artist Thomas Romain and the collaborative series of artwork he produces with his two sons titled “Father and Sons Design Workshop Illustrations”. Continue reading »