Sushio The Idol

Sushio The Idol

December 10, 2022 - December 25, 2022

Dec 10, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
13 days away

Toshio Ishizaki, aka SUSHIO, is a powerhouse in the Japanese animation industry. His animation and design work can be seen in a variety of shows, films, and projects such as:

Kill la Kill, BNA, Promare, Little Witch Academia, Redline, Dead Leaves, Kill Bill: Vol 1, FLCL, Evangelion and more.

SUSHIO will be in attendance for his first US solo exhibition and will be selling original drawings, digital illustrations, skate decks and more for the very first time!

© 2022 Toshio Ishizaki

  • from December 10 till December 25, 2022
  • FREE admission, No RSVP needed

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION (Saturday December 10, 5pm - 8pm PST)
  • FREE admission, No RSVP needed
  • Original Sushio artwork will be on display and available for purchase
  • Sushio will be in attendance on opening night from 5pm - 8pm PST
  • Signatures only. Sorry no shikishi sketches.
  • For getting items signed that are not purchased from Nucleus there is a $10 signing fee for 3 items or less.

WORKSHOP (In Person) (Saturday December 10, 12:30pm - 4:30pm PST)
  • $120 per person. Seats are limited.
  • Tickets available HERE and at the bottom of this page.
  • Sushio will be doing live demo nearly all 4 hours and will be covering: Animating Action, Character Design, and his illustration techniques.
  • There will be a live translator. Attendees are encouraged to interact with Sushio and ask questions.
  • Attendees are welcome to draw along but there is no direct instruction or feedback from Sushio. 
  • Attendees will have 1 year access to a recording of the workshop

WORKSHOP (Zoom) (Saturday December 10, 12:30pm - 4:30pm PST)
    • $120 per person.
    • Tickets available HERE and at the bottom of this page.
    • Class will be the same as above and zoom attendees are encouraged to interact as well. 
    • Attendees will have 1 year access to a recording of the workshop

    • 12:30pm - 1:00pm Slide show presentation of notable past works
    • 1:00pm - 4:30pm Drawing / Animation demo

    Born in Wako, Saitama, Japan, Sushio is an animator / character designer known for his fresh, and exuberant scenes, with drawings containing a vitality all his own. 

    His real name, Ishizaki Toshio (石崎寿夫), was also his former pen name before switching to Sushio in 2001. He left Gainax and joined Studio Trigger in 2011.


    • Star Wars: Visions (the twins)
    • Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time
    • BNA
    • Promare
    • SSSS.Gridman
    • Darling in the Franxx
    • Little Witch Academia
    • Kiznaiver
    • Kill La Kill
    • The [email protected]
    • Redline
    • One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island
    • Gunbuster 2: Diebuster
    • Steamboy
    • Dead Leaves
    • Kill Bill Vol. 1
    • Sakura Wars: The Movie
    • FLCL
    • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
    • Spriggan

    Character Design:

    • Kill La Kill IF
    • Kisudamu

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