Remember when we were young and thought our favorite pop culture characters lived charmed lives?
Artist and illustrator Ben Chen is here to ruin that illusion. Chen’s drawings, done in the style of children’s book sketches, twist fairy tales and video games into something much darker.
Using muted colors and dark lines, Chen shows us what really happens when Alice meets the White Rabbit and Cinderella takes a pumpkin carriage.
Chen just might give you a whole new outlook on storybook living once the lights go out.
The reality of Dumbo’s time in the circus.
Aliens meet Snoopy.
Alice got a little hungry while wandering.
This hunter just rid us of our cartoon rodent infestation.
Cinderella never planned for a Jack-O-Lantern carriage.
Humpty Dumpty explores his edgy side.
Bears eat fish, no exceptions.
Mario wasn’t invited to this tale.
A slight retelling of Scarecrow’s story.
Lightning McQueen gets stuck on the tracks.
Kermit should have stayed in Hollywood.
Mario battles Alien.
Hello Kitty narrowly escapes death.
Jiminy Cricket has given his last advice.
Peter Pan exacts revenge on his nemesis.
Pinocchio returns to his roots.
A hungry hawk spots a Bunny.
“Their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs.”
The White Rabbit didn’t run fast enough.
This is a new flavor of sushi.
Somebody call Hollywood and make this happen.
A group of comic artists and illustrators are illustrating their favourite celebrities as gender-swapped comic book heroes and villains, and god damn if it isn’t the greatest thing.
1. Sigourney Weaver as Bruce Wayne/Batman, by Ming Doyle.
2. Jennifer Connelly as Clark Kent/Superman, by Joe Quinones.
3. Tilda Swinton as Mister Freeze, by Erica Henderson.
4. Janelle MonÃ¡e as the Music Meister, by Jordan Gibson.
6. David Bowie as Poison Ivy, by Erica Henderson.
10. Aubrey Plaza as Damian Wayne/Robin, by Lauren Moran.
11. Daniel Henney as Cassandra Cain, by Erica Henderson.
13. Gillian Anderson as Lex Luthor, by Ming Doyle.
14. Joan Chen as Ra’s Al Ghul, by Erica Henderson.
15. Lupito Nyong’o as Martian Manhunter, by Lauren Moran.
16. Charlize Theron as Aquaman, by Jordan Gibson.
17. Nicki Minaj as the Creeper, by Jordan Gibson.
18. Helen Mirren as Commissioner James Gordon, by Jordan Gibson.
Hey, if any bigtime producers are reading this, can you please make this happen? Thanks.
It’s not just the superheroes who wear the masks.
Marvel cover artist Mr. Garcin, who is known for his stunning collages, wears a face mask when he is in public. The mysterious artist has crafted covers for The Amazing Spiderman, Daredevil and Iron Man.
“I really wanted to share with my fans how exactly it’s done. […] I really enjoyed the challenge, actually. My work normally takes days or weeks to complete, but to make the video work, I had to do it in hours,” Garcin told Mashable.
More of Garcin’s work can be found on his official Facebook page.