Ken Turner is the remarkable artist behind these gaunt interpretations of some of the showbiz’s biggest names. With his whimsical and Goth-like style that’s highly evocative of Tim Burton’s visuals, Turner renders the likes of Joan Rivers, Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Lisbeth Salander and even the starring cast of Seinfeld. The resulting images are wonderfully weird, and it makes viewers want to see how Turner would envision other celebrity figures.
Ken Turner is a Toronto-based filmmaker who also does freelance and commissioned illustrative work on the side. His concepts are all darkly comical, and his squiggly, rough line work has immense charm. Turner often finds ways to incorporate stripes onto his characters, making those old enough to remember Beetlejuice think of the zany character.
Gaunt Pop Culture Caricatures
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