PROCESS 2 :
We thought hard about the readership of the paper. Not only movie officials in Hollywood but also movie fans would likely be glad if they could find pieces they cared about.
Also, this ceremony would be watched with keen interest in relation to diversity (race/gender/sexuality), minorities, immigration, sexual harassment and power harassment etc.
We wondered how much real life we could include in our drawings. We didn’t want it to become too serious, but, likewise, didn’t want to dodge serious issues. We also considered the terrible tragedy of a shooting at a high school in Florida during the paper’s production. Should we change the pictures of characters depicted with guns?
We are Japanese from Hiroshima, Japan and, as such, worried that there may be many things that we didn’t understand? Also, in Japan, many of these movies had not been released yet. We were worried about these kinds of things during the time-pressured design phase. We worried that our understanding of such complex issues may not be enough for this job.
In the end, we included more nominees using full-color, and with various scenes in the style of our usual work. We wanted to entertain those at the ceremony, keeping them occupied while waiting for the awards, during the ceremony and even after the awards. We hope it succeeded!