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Artist Daryl Hobson is Creating His Own Zombie Pokemon

— February 12, 2014 — Pop Culture
Artist Daryl Hobson is dedicating himself to the incredibly noble pursuit of turning all of the 151 original Pokemon into zombie Pokemon.

In what he is calling his 2014 Zombie Pokedex, Hobson’s zombified Pokemon are a grotesque and macabre version of their former cute selves. So far, Hobson has created 75 zombie Pokemon and hopes to be able to finish the remaining 76 by April. These zombie Pokemon are missing huge chunks of flesh, missing limbs, have rotting skin, exposed brains and missing eyes -- you’d he hard-pressed to find someone who’d be willing to capture these Pokemon.

With zombies being the new hot thing right now, it’s only natural to revisit one’s childhood and attempt to give them the zombie treatment.
Trend Themes
1. Zombie Pokemon Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the market for zombie-themed merchandise and collectibles targeting nostalgic fans of Pokemon.
2. Grotesque Illustrations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a line of alternative and unconventional illustrations that challenge traditional notions of cuteness and appeal to a darker aesthetic.
3. Nostalgic Remakes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create revamped versions of popular childhood characters and franchises that cater to adult nostalgia and the current fascination with zombies.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Illustration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Encourage artists to push boundaries and embrace unconventional styles and subject matter to attract new audiences and captivate existing ones.
2. Merchandise and Collectibles - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the growing demand for unique, limited-edition, and alternative merchandise based on popular franchises to cater to niche markets and collector communities.
3. Entertainment and Media - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leverage the resurgence of popular childhood brands and characters through innovative content creation, adaptations, and reimaginings that resonate with both new and old audiences.
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