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Special Project

Special Project
From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Strange Planet

Finalist in Instagrammer

About Strange Planet

Making first contact on Instagram early 2019, illustrator Nathan Pyle’s little blue aliens have been quickly making their mark. On his "Strange Planet" account, Nathan’s posts follow inquisitive aliens trying to make sense of our earth, and replicate human actions and emotions. His quirky cartoons attained viral success of galactic proportions, with 5M+ Instagram followers in less than one year. The quirky aliens spawned a universe of viral memes, regularly warming the hearts of the humans followers. Now with a 2019-released New York Times #1 bestselling book and global media acclaim, Strange Planet is shining a kind light on humanity and all its eccentricities.

Strange Planet's best work on social