Kelts introduced us to Takehiko Inoue (the artist behind the manga Slam Dunk). Since the quake, he has posted several smiling images a day in support of the victims and to lift the spirits of his countrymen. (See a slideshow below.)
"Stay strong, Japanese families!!"
Artists are also using their work to disseminate information within Japan. A rather charming animated video (which only can be viewed on YouTube) gently helps children understand the dangers of nuclear exposure from the Fukushima reactors by comparing them to a little boy with a "tummy ache."
Slideshow: Takehiko Inoue's Smiles