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64 Quirky Cartoons

From Humble Humor Comics to Tragically Hilarious Books

— May 24, 2012 — Pop Culture
Cartoons are a form of expression. Often they are integrated with humor or some variety of message or learning. Superman, Batman and Spiderman all had missions they had to accomplish to save the world and allow good to triumph over evil. Other comics are less straightforward. Sometimes they are just about a person living their life. Other times, they are about dinosaurs with no friends because guess what? They're extinct.

Also popular seems to be the movie play-off. The Hunger Games parody comic tumble gives fans an outlet for expressing opinions on popular movie franchises. Political cartooning has long been an important aspect of the daily paper. Political speech can be expressed through subtle (or not so subtle) messages mixed into humorous cartoons. The art of sketching and doodling is alive and well and taking on new forms and new mediums.
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Cape-Clad Potatoes
Cape-Clad Potatoes
Mr. Potato Head Transforms into the Dark Knight Spud
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Pop Culture Cartoon Campaigns
Pop Culture Cartoon Campaigns
The New Ads for Top Gear Auto Point are Visually Comical
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Childhood Cartoon Superheros
Childhood Cartoon Superheros
Timothy Lim's Calvin and Hobbes / Spiderman Mash-Ups
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Cluttered Comicbook Artwork
Cluttered Comicbook Artwork
GoncaloMar Presents a New Show Full of Chaos
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Colorful Crayon-Like Scenes
Colorful Crayon-Like Scenes
Keren Katz Renders Prismatic Images in a Grade School Style
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58
Quirky Pop Culture Cartoons
Quirky Pop Culture Cartoons
This Vamba Art is Whimsical, Imaginative and Colorful
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Comic Book Music Clips
Comic Book Music Clips
The Maroon 5 ‘Payphone' Video Gets the Cartoon Treatment
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Stigma-Slaying Stories
Stigma-Slaying Stories
The New Archie Comic 'Just Married' Features its First Gay Marriage
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Gaunt Pop Culture Caricatures
Gaunt Pop Culture Caricatures
Ken Turner Illustrates Celebrities & Characters in Gothic Style
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Talking T-Rex Blogs
Talking T-Rex Blogs
Prehistoric Dinos Discuss Present-Day Problems in Dinosaur Comics Series
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Charitable Cartoon Causes
Charitable Cartoon Causes
The Terminally Illin’ Comic Book Stands Up to Cancer
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Cosmic Comic Paintings
Cosmic Comic Paintings
John Wentz Pairs Superheroes & Astronomy in This Nostalgic Art Series
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Mad Men Mutant Mash-Ups
Mad Men Mutant Mash-Ups
Alex Ryan Merges X-Men & Don Draper's Worlds in Illustrations
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Superhero Smartphone Squabbles
Superhero Smartphone Squabbles
Heroes Compare Cell Phone Technology at the Super Cafe
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Miniature Musician Zombies
Miniature Musician Zombies
Artist Danvinci Depicts Legendary Singers as Small Undead Cartoons
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lllustrated Tweet Comics
lllustrated Tweet Comics
The Oatmeal Recreates Ridiculous Updates
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Jam-Packed Cartoon Pictorials
Jam-Packed Cartoon Pictorials
Andy Ristaino Fills His Imaginative Drawings to His Canvas' Capacity
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Touchscreen Tablet Comic Art
Touchscreen Tablet Comic Art
Jim Lee Illustrates DC Comics Characters Using One Finger & an iPad
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Patriotic Comic Book Ghouls
Patriotic Comic Book Ghouls
Clayton Ryder Crain Imagines Carnage in Various Historical Images
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ChildishSuperhero Art
ChildishSuperhero Art
Guillermo Tineo Ramos Renders Pint-Sized Versions of Marvel Superheroes
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Love Life Comic Strips
Love Life Comic Strips
The 'NY Dating Stories!' Tumblr is Funny and Heartwarming
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Incredibly Crafty Comic Ads
Incredibly Crafty Comic Ads
This Avengers Target Promo is Made of Pencils and Pop Cans
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Magical Maid Artistry
Magical Maid Artistry
Heather Dixon Renders Mary Poppins in Whimsical Cartoon Illustrations
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Colossal Character Cartoons
Colossal Character Cartoons
Daniel Mead Illustrates Giant Creatures from All Corners of Geekdom
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Presidential Pirate Pop Art
Presidential Pirate Pop Art
Rob Osborne Renders Historic American Figures with Eye Patches
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Personalized Cartoon Caricatures
Personalized Cartoon Caricatures
The Comics Factory Turns You Into Your Favorite Superhero
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Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Sakiroo Choi's Portraits are a Colorful Combination
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Post-Apocalyptic Film Parodies
Post-Apocalyptic Film Parodies
The Gingerhaze Tumblr Echoes Some of the Views of Hunger Games Fans
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Comic Character Customized Cocktails
Comic Character Customized Cocktails
These Avengers-Inspired Mixed Drinks Pack A Punch
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Comic-Style Cover Remixes
Comic-Style Cover Remixes
Kenny Keil Re-Imagines Hip Hop Albums with Marvel & DC Characters
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Innocent Cartoon Hero Art
Innocent Cartoon Hero Art
Mike Mitchell Emphasizes the Softer Qualities of Life
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Suited-Up Seductresses
Suited-Up Seductresses
Vince Riley Illustrates Women Changing Into Action-Ready Attire
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Humble Humor Comics
Humble Humor Comics
Doghouse Diaries Debuts Some Hilariously Modest Cartoons
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Child Superhero Comics
Child Superhero Comics
The Little League Tumblr Takes Viewers Back in Time
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Cut-Out Comic Costume Posters
Cut-Out Comic Costume Posters
Murat Cagri Creates DIY Superhero Masks Using Vector Graphics
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Multicolored Musician Depictions
Multicolored Musician Depictions
Jorn Kaspuhl Illustrates Iconic Singers with Comic-Style Flair
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European-Style Anime Art
European-Style Anime Art
Yuko Rabbit Fuses Western & Eastern Aesthetics to Produce Original Images
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Badass Beard Competitions
Badass Beard Competitions
Photographer Sheri Manson Shoots Fantastic Facial Hair
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Comical Cartoon Companions
Comical Cartoon Companions
Mike Joos Shows How Everyone Can Learn to Forgive and Forget
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Painterly Comic Book Renderings
Painterly Comic Book Renderings
Nacho Molina Uses Geeky Characters as Muses for Sophisticated Art
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Swapped Costume Superheroes
Swapped Costume Superheroes
Goenetix Mixes up Comic Apparel in 'Bad Laundry Day' Series
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Tragic Cartoon Caricatures
Tragic Cartoon Caricatures
Tony Fleecs Illustrates Somber Scenes with Child-Like Superheroes
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Colorfully Costumed Muses
Colorfully Costumed Muses
Jessica Singh Dresses Her Subjects in Vibrant Polychromatic Patterns
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Tragically Hilarious Books
Tragically Hilarious Books
'All My Friends are Still Dead' by Avery Monsen and Jory John
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Adolescent Superheroine Art
Adolescent Superheroine Art
Karioks Depicts Marvel & DC Comics Characters in Their Teen Years
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Hyperreal Cartoon Interpretations
Hyperreal Cartoon Interpretations
Darya Kuznetsova Takes Flat Characters Into Realistic Realms
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Sulking Superhero Drawings
Sulking Superhero Drawings
Shih-Mao Depicts Marvel Comics' Best as Moody Brats
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Badass Superhero Beetles
Badass Superhero Beetles
Matt Cowan Renders a Series of Bizarre Comic Character Insects
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Creepy Comic Illustrations
Creepy Comic Illustrations
Murray Somerville Renders Surreal Fantasy Drawings
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Simplistic Superhero Drawings
Simplistic Superhero Drawings
The Minimalist Crime-Fighters of BloOp are Basic and Badass
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Splattered Superheroine Pin-Ups
Splattered Superheroine Pin-Ups
Lora Zombie Depicts Female Avengers as Sultry Models
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Superheroic Pocket Monsters
Superheroic Pocket Monsters
Artist Binsbilyas Mashes Comic Book Favorites with Pokemon
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Puny Comic Protagonists
Puny Comic Protagonists
Ryodita Renders Geeky Characters at Half their Original Size
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Pixelated Pop Culture Ensembles
Pixelated Pop Culture Ensembles
Paulo Capdeville Renders Comic Book Favorites Using Chunky Blocks
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Social Surrealist Illustrations
Social Surrealist Illustrations
Koren Shadmi Renders Technologically Critical Illustrations
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Romancing Hipster Illustrations
Romancing Hipster Illustrations
Thomas Pitilli Renders Drawings of Lovey Dovey Pop Scenes
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Mesmerizing Movie Illustrations
Mesmerizing Movie Illustrations
Frank Stockton Renders Iconic Film Scenes in His Own Dynamic Style
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Disney Superhero Doodles
Disney Superhero Doodles
James Silvani Recasts Comic Books with Mickey Mouse & Friends
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Costumed Children Cartoons
Costumed Children Cartoons
Amy Mullen Illustrates Kids Dressed as Beloved Superheroes
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Creepy Comic-Book Caricatures
Creepy Comic-Book Caricatures
These Chris Uminga Illustrations are Uncanny
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Superhero Pixel Art Templates
Superhero Pixel Art Templates
Marvel's The Avengers Post-its Lets Users Make Art with Sticky Notes
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Comic-Style Cinema Characters
Comic-Style Cinema Characters
Joshua Budich Pays Tribute to Movies with These Illustrated Posters
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Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Artist Ricken Illustrates American Superheroes in a Japanese Style
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