Ayumu Arisaka Ayumu Arisaka
Ayumu Arisaka

Ayumu Arisaka is a Japanese artist who collaborates with Ren Kohata and Oitama, whom she met while studying at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Together they are known as Saigo No Shudan. You can visit the collective’s website to see the mixed-media animated videos that they have created, such as the recent Relaxin’ with music by Yakenohara:

Ayumu Arisaka

Ayumu’s drawings bring a lot of the cloudy and soft aesthetic to the collaborative animation that Saigo No Shudan creates. A lot of energy is also communicated in the electric colors that she chooses.

Ayumu Arisaka

See more drawings and animation by Arisaka on her Tumblr.

Ayumu Arisaka
Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell’s recent animation productions include segments for Tour de Pharmacy (HBO), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim). Chris’s books include Steven Universe: Art & Origins and Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, and Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. He works from his studio McD Workshop and teaches animation at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

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