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Rogier van de Beek Illustrates Photoreal Samurai Pizza Cats

By: Jason Soy - Published: Dec 12, 2011 • References: beek-art and rogierb.deviantart
Many people will have fond memories of watching Samurai Pizza Cats as children, but these Rogier van de Beek are nothing like the cartoon characters seen by most '90s kids. For one, they're rendered in a pseudo-real style that harshly contrasts the cutesy look of the original series, but perhaps that's the point. After all, most fans of the show are now adults, meaning they'll surely appreciate the more grown up look of Speedy Cerviche, Polly Esther and Guido Anchovy.

Rogier van de Beek is the artist behind these incredibly nostalgic images. He currently resides in The Netherlands where he works freelance for a variety of projects. You can expect a similar exaggerated reality style to be present in all of his illustrative works. He is equally adept at producing digital art as he is analog art.