Hi, I’m Aaron. I’m originally from Austin, Texas, and I’ve made my home in Koenji, Tokyo where, among other things, I make toys, layout print designs, review beer, and play with cats. I love old commercial art and really benign yokai.

The name SQDBLSTR is an abbreviation of “Squid Blaster”, minus the vowels. It was the name of a poorly sculpted resin squid tentacle holding a boombox. I’ve been cursed with the near undecipherable name ever since.

A portfolio of some of my projects can be found here.

A list of interviews from the previous iteration of sqdblstr.com can be found here.


初めまして、アーロンと言います。 私はテキサス州オースティン出身で、今東京の高円寺でアーティスト活動をしています。日本の古い書体やデザイン、妖怪などが好きです。