Tell us about the role that anime plays in your art work, directly or influentially.
I like some anime but its very limited Jinji Ito, BONES, Kaikai Kiki artists like MR. and Aya Takano, and that’s about it. I like how they blend fantasy with reality. Most of the Kaikai Kiki artists use flat colors but somehow make their characters seem alive and have feelings. I do feel like my landscapes are mainly directed towards Japan. I was always impressed with Batman the animated series. For two reasons: implied violence and the fact the artists couldn’t draw explosions. So they had a studio where Japanese artists made all the explosions. I have watched a lot of cartoon Batman explosions.