Norio Fujikawa's macabre cartoons somehow manage to be simultaneously morbid and adorable. Best known for his drawings of a grim reaper dressed in a fluffy bunny costume, Fujikawa manages to combine elements of cuteness and satanism.
His other illustrations carry on this quirky tradition. One drawing shows a hooded child crouching in a kung fu position, his eyes shaded and his face set in defiance. However, his small stature makes this illustration seem more humorous than imposing. Another drawing shows a young girl looking seductively at the artist, but once again, her young age and cartoonish features juxtapose this sensuality, transforming the drawing into something both devilish and cute.
With his drawings, Fujikawa proves that even the most unlikely traits can be paired together, often to create some stunning and visceral works of art. His reaper bunny, fighting child and other quirky cartoon characters will never be forgotten.
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