A sampling of the various illustrations submitted to the now-defunct character design war site Mojizu. Characters created by artists from all over the world would compete in weekly battles for popularity and spots on products. For me, Mojizu was a welcome exercise in creative tomfoolery and I enjoyed bringing very silly creatures like Finston the Fraidy Shark and Captain Bug (citronella is his kryptonite!) to life. Especial favorites were the Amphibifruits: the Tomatomander, the Pearfrog and the Toadberry.