Stuck in the Middle: A Bilingual, Multicultural Comic Series by Ru Kuwahata

Ru Kuwahata is a Japanese animator based in the U.S. Along with Max Porter, she’s one half of the brilliant animation studio Tiny Inventions, which, most recently, were nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for their animated short film “Negative Space.” From 2011 – 2013, Kuwahata was an artist-in-residence in the Netherlands and during this time she created a humorous and insightful comic series that compares Dutch, Japanese and American cultures.

There are 32 in total but here are a few of our favorites. The rest can be seen on their website. And if you have a chance, check out “Negative Space”!






4 Comments

  1. PAMELA M CLEARY

    January 27, 2018 at 9:01 am

    So fabulous. Looking forward to MORE culture cartoon comparisons. Forever a fan.

  2. These are awesome! Thanks for posting!

  3. Awesome caricatures, some of these look like a real, thanks for share.

  4. 1) I love your art style SO MUCH
    2) These are spot on and hilarious

    Thank you so much! Please make more!

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