I'm sure you'll all agree, Keitaro Sugihara's Awkward People are anything but awkward.
If you're not convinced by Spica, Beard Baron and Dr. Potato, sit down and watch this beautiful, beautiful Small Wonderland animation featuring his imaginary creatures.
Love at first sight!*
Keitaro is a man of many talents, as you can see from his diverse online portfolio.
His current projects include working as an art director/illustrator for a fashion brand and designing a corporate calendar for 2011.
He has just had his first children's book published in Japan, and if you're smitten as I am, keep an eye on The Current Show where Keitaro's prints will soon be available for purchase.
I think I need to watch that video again...
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