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Special Project

Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Thomas Romain

Nominated in Art

About Thomas Romain

Animation creator, designer and illustrator Thomas Romain has turned anime into a family affair. The Japan-based co-creator of Code Lyoko and Oban Star-Racers has achieved viral success in collaborative art with sons Ryunosuke and Itsuki, turning his sons’ doodles into incredible anime illustrations. Giving his sons complete creative control to draw whatever they conjure up, Thomas then applies his own expertise to bring the doodles to life, posting the side-by-side results to 470K+ Instagram and Twitter followers. He also enjoys success on YouTube, with 365K+ Subscribers and 11M+ channel views, posting a viral vlog series “Drawing with my Kids.”

Thomas Romain's best work on social