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John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is Just as Powerful in the Form of a Cartoon

By: Farida Helmy - Published: Jul 13, 2014 • References: stanleycolors and designtaxi
John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ may just be the most peaceful, inspiring and loving song of all time. Now imagine that this epic anthem left the bumper sticker and tattoo realm behind and delved into the world of comic illustrations. Well now it has, thanks to California-based illustrator and comic artist Pablo Stanley.

For a song that has been so widely quoted for decades, it is a surprise that John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ had not yet made it to the illustrative world. Stanley wanted to illustrate the song and its touching lyrics, which coincides perfectly time-wise with the worrisome world events going on at the moment.

The message-filled cartoon strip touches upon topics of war, religion and peace and is beautifully colored and complete with lyrics of the song’s first chorus.