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Kaneoya Sachiko Contrasts Cutesy Anime Visuals with Disturbing Concepts

Artists often avoid spooky or disturbing imagery when illustrating for children, but Kaneoya Sachiko doesn’t have that reservation. Many of her images feature dark concepts that would unnerve even the most grounded of adults, and yet she contrasts her disturbing ideas with a cutesy anime style of drawing. Images of severed heads and people with bloody teeth are examples of things you’ll encounter while browsing Sachiko’s portfolio, so if you don’t think you have the stomach for such things, I suggest you hit the "back" button on your browser right now.

What I find most impressive about Kaneoya Sachiko’s work is how traditional it feels. There’s a Roy Lichtenstein-esque quality in the way she colors her images, and she can easily display her illustrations in galleries under the banner of "pop art" if she chose to.