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Toon Morbification

Once a childhood endeavor, cartoons get eerily revamped to appeal to adults

Implications - Extending the appeal of classic illustrations to a more grown-up demographic, designers and artists are revamping well-known cartoon characters and giving them a sometimes frightening real-life spin. In transferring these fictional illustrations to reality, companies hope to keep intriguing the aging generation with their classic designs.
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5 Featured, 42 Examples:
3,588,215 Total Clicks
Date Range:
May 10 — Jun 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Disturbing Disney Drawings
Disturbing Disney Drawings
Shera Combines Pop Art and Disney Characters in this Ominous Series
Julien Tran-Dinh is an illustrator and painter based in Paris who goes by the alias Shera. His works of art are captivating, dark and even provocative. Looking through Shera’s portfolio, you can see that… MORE
Tormented Childhood Illustrations
Tormented Childhood Illustrations
Berk Ozturk Creepifies All Your Nostalgic Memories
Nothing is sacred in this collection of creepy childhood illustrations by Berk Ozturk, especially the most innocuous of cartoon characters; they have all been morphed into fodder perfect for inducing nightmares.… MORE
Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
The Jeff Gillette ‘Dismayland' Collection is Shocking and
The Jeff Gillett ‘Dismayland’ collection takes a different look at the magical kingdom of Disneyland. Gillett has taken the concept of the perfect-looking, almost fantasy-like structure that is Disney… MORE
Horrifying Cartoon Caricatures
Horrifying Cartoon Caricatures
Ralph Consentino Turns Disney Characters into Rabid Animals
Suppose an epic virus hit Mickey and friends; chances are they’ll look a lot like Ralph Consentino’s illustrations. The talented artist re-imagines Disney characters such as Mickey, Goofey and Donald… MORE
Fatal Fruit Alphabets
Fatal Fruit Alphabets
Philip Tseng Has Created an Alphabet from Killed Fruits
Designer and illustrator Philip Tseng has created a morbid take on the alphabet that features fruits and vegetables being killed. Each letter is represented by a different, colorful picture showing a fruit… MORE

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