Cartoonized Reality

Making light of serious situations to draw an amicable fanbase
Implications - The use of comics to depict news and real people is gaining popularity, perhaps indicating a shift in societal seriousness. Instead of dwelling on 'bad news,' people are more willing to laugh at others -- and themselves -- in even the most serious of situations. Making an effort to boost consumer moods draws attention and fosters positive brand awareness.
SCORE: 3.6
Warm Top 6 Examples: 66,790 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Sep 09
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Cartoon Fashion Shows - ‘Khaotic Kouture' at Anime Central of Chicago Convention
SCORE: 4.6
Warm 20,682 Clicks Pub: May 9, 09
Cartoon Fashion Shows
‘Khaotic Kouture' at Anime Central of Chicago Convention
Anime conventions are now including cosplay fashion shows. Anime Central of Chicago created an anime fashion show called Khaotic Kouture, mashing up different styles of anime fashion. Otaku female models… [More]
Political Cartoon Ethics - Drawing Obama Without Offending Or Being Boring Proves Tough
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 13,490 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 09
Political Cartoon Ethics
Drawing Obama Without Offending Or Being Boring Proves Tough
Cartoons of Obama have been springing up in media all around the world, some spunky caricatures, others offensive mockeries. Illustration has always been a huge part of news and entertainment media, but… [More]
Vintage Cartoon Recreations - Jeff Koons' Popeye Show Sails Down Memory Lane
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 12,592 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 09
Vintage Cartoon Recreations
Jeff Koons' Popeye Show Sails Down Memory Lane
Jeff Koons is one of the best selling artists alive today, and his new Popeye collection has been highly anticipated since he started creating them in 2002. “Popeye the Sailor is a fictional hero famous… [More]
Cartoon Car Revivals - The Ford 012c Puts An Eye-Catching Twist on Transportation
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 7,641 Clicks Pub: May 22, 09
Cartoon Car Revivals
The Ford 012c Puts An Eye-Catching Twist on Transportation
The Ford 021c was a concept car from 1999 that never made the cut in the auto industry. The concept car resembles a vehicle out of a cartoon episode and was criticized because it was designed by Marc Newson,… [More]
Cartooned Artvertorials - Huck Magazine Combines Doodles & Editorials
SCORE: 2.5
Warm 5,297 Clicks Pub: Jun 6, 09
Cartooned Artvertorials
Huck Magazine Combines Doodles & Editorials
There are a lot of magazines in print and online, but this editorial by Huck magazine truly stands out. Illustrated bu Mark Taplin to promote heavy duty winter boots, this short editorial is humorous and… [More]
10 Animated Famous Faces - Artists Who've Turned Celebs to Cartoons
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 7,088 Clicks Pub: May 14, 09
10 Animated Famous Faces
Artists Who've Turned Celebs to Cartoons
It seems the whole world is getting animated. From Eminem to Avril and Vin Diesel to Obama, celebrities are being turned into cartoons. Whether it be for both the front pages of magazines, a la Eminem’s… [More]
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