Jannis Markopoulos Transforms Classical Favorites Into Skulls

By: Elise Ying-Hei Ho - Published: • References: markopoulos.de and trendland
German artist Jannis Markopoulos reinvents popular cartoon characters into the living dead with his cartoon skull masks.

In his art renderings, famous Disney staples like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, as well as comic book favorites like Spiderman, have all been transformed into horrific decomposing creatures. Inspired by the irony of the mythology behind masks—the idea that the wearer is “considered to be in direct association with the spirit force of the mask”—these immortal fan favorites are now associated with the dead.

Jannis Markopoulos transforms the oil paintings to seem like they are possessed by the spirits within, haunting all those who decide lay eyes on the cartoon skull masks.