20210405 Anthology Featured


Cyberpunk Project

AnimeChicago’s Art Circle rebooted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a weekly online meetup for creatives to de-stress. These passionate artists met throughout 2020 and formed a small and mighty studio. As Art Circle built up steam, the desire to share our efforts with the broader community grew, resulting in a group project: our first-ever anthology.

AnimeChicago proudly presents Winter 2021 Anthology: Cyberpunk, published as a digital gallery for public viewing. Each piece includes an artist’s statement that provides context into their creation. Given current events and social constraints, our chosen topic is fitting. We hope you enjoy the work and consider joining us for a future Art Circle to create alongside us.

Thank you to all of our dedicated Art Circle Artists!

Ergo Proxy

by Raymond

“This is from an iconic scene of episode 1 of the cyberpunk anime Ergo Proxy.”

Neon City

by Robin Humer

“Two companions share a quiet moment to rest and recharge.”

the dark Chicago

by Mitchell

“so kinda ip heavy but this idea came about and its the closet cyber punk i figure out”


by Mike Monleon

“If you were to ask what inspired me to create this piece, I’d probably respond with, ‘references from Cyberpunk 2077, the Borderlands video game series, and that one cutie from Instagram with the really great hair.’”

Ghost in the Fire

by Sheila “Keba” Serota

“My first ever digital painting: fan art of ‘Ghost in the Shell.’”

Multimedia Cyberpunk Drawing

by Matt Siemianowski

“I got inspiration from the cover art of the Cyberpunk 2077 game.”

Inner Fire

by Jeremy Podczerwinski

“I wanted to depict a character just on the outside of society, someone who gets into brawls and doesn’t trust cybernetic implants, hence the exo-arm. Partially inspired by Megalobox, I really enjoy the bright pinks to give that neon aesthetic.”


by Jamie Sanchez

“Meet AnimeChicago mascot Chilly, wired-in and ready to socialize around the Net. This piece was inspired by the COVID-19 lockdown and painted digitally with Procreate.”

cyber robot boss

by Trey Rachal

“Its a giant evil super robot that blasts people.”

Good Dog

by Jae Lu

“This good boy is based off our Chihuahua-mix, Pinto Bean.”

Holographic Neon

by Tim Swast

“Cyborgs and holographic ads populate a futuristic Shibuya crossing. This pixel art animation uses the NES color palette. Drawn in Pixaki on my iPad.”