Joshua Budich’s new Otaku Obscura show at the Spoke Art Gallery features some truly beautiful tributes to some of the world’s most famous animes. Included in the new show are pieces inspired by: Akira, My Neighbor Totoro, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, and Cowboy Bebop.
As to why he was drawn to Anime as his inspiration:
“the hyper-stylized, frenetic animation was like a bolt of inspirational lightning to a young artist. Once I got a taste, my eyes were open to whole new world of characters and themes. No longer was I tethered to a bland, pseudo-realistic, Disney-esque approach to the drawing. Anime has had a huge influence in my work”.