Sawasdee (â€œHelloâ€ in Thai) guys! My name is Aekkarat Sumachaya, and Iâ€™m an art director and also co-founder of ANIMANIA, an animation studio located in Bangkok, Thailand.
In my early childhood, I admired and was inspired by Akira Toriyama, the master behind Dragon Ball. I am also inspired by my lifestyle, by experimenting and by the environment. I then layer ideas on top with stories, personal opinions, and wild imagination. I hope people will enjoy my work and get my message.
I had two words in mind when I started this project: socialization and food. What makes us socially accepted is being seen and being seen is being recognized. Without food we would not survive; our body needs fuel so that muscles can move and the brain can think. Later we can then create work that is being recognized. These two words are the catalyst for design.
The story takes place at a restaurant and there are four characters in the scene. Each character has different specialties, skills and duties. In Fig.01 you will see May, a hostess. She takes reservations, organizes seating, and distributes menus. She occasionally takes orders and acts as liaison between the kitchen and dining room.
RB-5 is the head chef, responsible for all that goes on in the kitchen. His specialty is mincing, dicing and chopping with a cleaver knife, which is embedded in his left arm (Fig.02).
RB-3 is a lady chef, and has a TournÃ© knife embedded in her left arm. Her specialty is decorative cutting. She has bipolar mood swings and is captivated by butterflies, especially the ones with brightly colored wings (Fig.03).