Tohru Patrick Awa
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"I am Japanese who was born in the States but grew up in Tokyo, and it was especially terrifying for me until I finally got a hold of my family in Tokyo and confirmed their safety. Despite the size of this sad and devastating event, luckily Tokyo only suffers moderate damage so far, but the north-east area is revealing way worse truth and grief day by day. Since I am unfortunately not a trained doctor or rescuer to be able to help them right away, I would like to seek a few other ways as an artist to be a small help in any regards/degrees for survivors and situation there." - Patrick Awa
Born in Santa Monica and raised in Tokyo, Tohru Patrick moved back to California in 2001 and has worked as a character/concept designer in the animation industry for major movies such as "Valiant" (Walt Disney Pictures) and "9" (Focus Features), as well as "Legend of the Guardians" (Warner Bros). Patrick is currently designing characters for "TRON: Uprising" for Disney Television.
Besides digital film projects, Tohru Patrick also swings a couple of traditional brushes on his personal paintings.