Today I went to the see the Totoro Forest Project Exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum. All the artwork from the exhibit was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's movie My Neighbor Totoro. It includes artists from all over the world including some of my favorites like James Jean and Catia Chien, as well as many Pixar artists. The artwork from the exhibition is being auctioned of to raise money for Totoro No Furusto National Fund, a non-profit organization raising money to protect the Samaya Forest in Tokyo. It's a great exhibition with a great cause so you should check it out if you are in the area. It runs through February 8, 2009. They also were selling Art of Totoro Forest Project book, but sadly it was sold out before I could get my hands on it.
Here are some (only some - there are too many good ones) of my favorites from the exhibition:
Kikutowne Totoro by Elizabeth Ito
Fishing for Mr. Echo by Edward Li
Be sure to check out all the artworks on the Totoro Forest Project website.
You can donate to the cause here.