Juan Molinet Fuses Vintage and Contemporary Styles for Surreal Robots and Monsters [Art]
Juan Molinet designs characters with unsettlingly high levels of classic, early Max Fleischer and Walt Disney-looking attributes-along with dark, soulless eyes, bright smiles and enough energy to give you a contact sugar high. His Mega Man, for instance, has nothing but vacant slits where his eyeballs should be and an irresponsibly unfocused burst of energy emanating from his Mega Buster, but darn it if he doesn't look ready to guest star in a vintage Astro Boy cartoon.
Molinet also designed an explosive poster to help out Japan, which you'll find on his Bureau des Monstres site. As best we can tell, the subject in the piece is a Koffing from Pokémon that mated with some breed of demon from Hindu mythology and perhaps that giant cat-bus from My Neighbor Totoro.
If you're into stop-motion animation or dig holy cheese, you owe it to yourself to peruse his portfolio. You may have a religious experience.