by Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Fairytales are told to make us believe in happy endings, whirlwind romances, and magical moments. Truth is, there is no fairy godmother to make your wishes come true, no sparkly unicorns (sadly), and no prince charming for everybody. Illustrator Rachel Wise gives us some very realistic posters about how fairy tales really blend with the real world.

In her Fucked Up Tales series on Tumblr, she depicts what really happened to our favourite characters when things go nuts. Some of these messed up characters include Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks, Snow White, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

UPDATE: We got to know the artist behind these grim illustrations when we got an exclusive interview with her recently. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect. [You can read the full interview here.]

What projects are you planning on illustrating next? Any chance you might do a Pixar-inspired fucked up tales?
I could do Pixar-inspired tales, that might be a lot of fun. Messing with the ending of cars, toy story and up sound especially amusing! As far as what I am doing now, I’ve been thinking about doing illustrations of real historical events, except I would change one thing, such as adding cell phones to the revolutionary war or televising the war of 1812