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What famous cartoon characters look like before their morning coffee

Australian graphic designer Sam Milham shows us that popular cartoon characters are just like you and me – sleep deprived and in dire need of coffee.

His series imagines what animated characters look like before they’ve had their morning caffeine hit. It includes Homer Simpson, Pikachu, Yoda, and Spongebob Squarepants all sporting baggy eyes, cranky expressions, and a defeated outlook on life. Sounds familiar?

“We all know somebody who looks like this in the early hours of the day,” said Milham, perhaps referring to us.

He followed this with another series depicting icons after years of drug abuse. Head on over here to see more art from Sam Milham.

Hey Arnold before coffee ☕ move it football head! Drew one of my favourite cartoons again. Just want to thank all of you for inspiring me to keep this up each day, I love seeing all the regulars you make me smile too much and want to welcome the newcomers, welcome to the crew I hope you enjoy your stay. Plenty more to come. #art #illustration #heyarnold #nickelodeon #painting #cartoons

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Teletubbies Before Coffee ☕ Po doesn’t walk on set until someone’s given him a goddamn coffee or he’ll lose his s!@#. Free ebook link in my bio. #art #illustration #fanart #painting #sketch #photoshop #drawing

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👽Toy Story Aliens Before Coffee 👽it’s hard to dodge The Claw without the help of caffeine. But sometimes when The Claw chooses you, you just gotta roll with it. #art #toystory #disney #pixar #alien #illustration #painting

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Finn before coffee! ☕ the stud from Adventure Time needs his beans roasted extra dark to deal with the Ice King. #art #adventuretime #cartoonnetwork #cartoons #painting

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Caffeine Junkies – Snoopy! He doesnt get out of his kennel in the morning until he’s had his double shot espresso. Charlie Brown can’t make him do s#!*. #snoopy #art #illustration #painting #drawing #sketch #cartoons #fanart #peanuts

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Beavis Before Coffee! That feeling in the morning… #beavisandbutthead #art #painting #fanart #illustration #cartoons #drawing

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Rocko Before Coffee ☕it’s hard to bounce out of bed as a wallaby when your big headed neighbours keep you up all night. Free eBook in my bio. 📥 #art #illustration #painting #rocko #nickelodeon #fanart #drawing

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

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