Have you ever wondered what Skeletor looked like before all the skin disappeared from his face? Had I paid more attention to the underlying metanarrative of He-Man as a child, rather than just appreciating it for the awesome sword and cool battle cat, I probably would have asked the question much earlier.
In fact. I didn’t ask the question. I didn’t need to. Someone else did it for me. Along with a couple of others…
Ironic Sans has a couple more.
Well, this post should excite him greatly – a real life Charlie Brown – courtesy of a Mr Tim O’Brien – who produced this for an exhibition entitled “Monsters”. It’s great.
Another artist name Pixeloo – or whose site is named Pixeloo – has put together a bunch of “real life” cartoon (and game) characters… they’re kind of freaky.
The thing that always frustrated me about cartoons based on the perennial chase, the binary battle between good and evil, the constant game of cat and mouse – was that in every case (except perhaps for Itchy and Scratchy) – the poor innocent creature got away. Well, not in these beautifully conceived reworkings of classic cartoons…