The poignant cartoons of Pawel Kuczynski

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Thursday 29 May 2014

Take a look at these illustrations. Now take another look. The images by Pawel Kuczynski are delightfully intricate in their meaning, so much so that they keep giving every time you look. While the polish artist’s style remains the same, his messages are as diverse as they are powerful.

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Illustrations of grown-up cartoons by Celeste Pille

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Nebraskan-born Celeste Pille has put our kiddy-imaginations to rest, drawing images of popular cartoon characters appearing adult-like and all grown up! Those who watched Rug Rats, Hey Arnold, Pepper Ann and The Magic School Bus in the 90’s will understand.

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Super Future Kids’s vivid childhood cartoon stars are coming our way

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 17 July 2013

East German born, London-based artist Super Future Kid takes us on an artistic trip down memory lane. His work is an explosion of intense colours with many of our childhood cartoon figures put together in a grab bag of talent and imagination. He calls himself a visual thinker who melts things together and replaces realities. […]

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Original Disney character sketches

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Monday 8 July 2013

Disney has arguably produced some of the most iconic animated films of all time, with famous characters that have sparked the imaginations of both children and adults alike. It’s intriguing to see these original sketches of Disney characters that we all know so well. We’re kind of curious as to what these films would be […]

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Kawaii Batman and other unlikely crossovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 24 May 2013

We don’t know how we ended up at this gem online with these unlikely mashups of Japanese and US pop culture. We don’t know what kind of demented mind thinks of something as random as Kawaii Batman, Doreamon Alien or, yes, even a Pika Fuhrer — but we dig it.

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Wrong Hands: Cartoons by John Atkinson

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By Sara Halas in New Art on Saturday 11 May 2013

John Atkinson is a cartoonist from Ottawa, Canada, who draws smart, humorous cartoons for his website, Wrong Hands. He started it up in 2011 and has been sharing puns in drawing form ever since. The story behind the title is funny too; he uses his right hand to control the mouse to create his drawings […]

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A bleak cartoon alternate universe

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 January 2013

As it turns out, the future of these cartoon characters is pretty bleak. These images of a cartoon alternate universe might be a bit shocking and disturbing for those of us that grew up with these characters. Imagine a world where Spongebob Squarepants is a stoner, and Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold finally went off the deep-end with her crazed obsession with Arnold. You’ll never look at 90′s cartoons the same way again.

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Now you can visit the Flintstones in real life

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 December 2012

In northern Arizona, classic cartoon fans can visit a real-life Bedrock city, as seen in the Flintstones television show. Although it’s not an actual city, visitors can tour the large, colorful concrete buildings complete with decorated interiors. This is a great tourist spot especially for those who grew up watching this classic show.

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New illustrations by Eugenia Viti

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in New Illustration on Tuesday 31 July 2012

I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember. It brings me more happiness than almost anything else. Most of it is colorful and cartoony. I hope you look at them and smile.

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Confabulation: webcomic about the things my wife says

Luke Watson Reader Find

By Luke Watson in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 April 2012

A couple of years ago, I started carrying around a notebook to try and remember the things my wife says that make me burst out laughing and turn them into cartoons. She was funny before this point, but all those pearls of hilarious wisdom from years gone by have been lost forever. But no more, damn it! Introducing a funny, romantic, and addictive webcomic. Even if I do say so myself.

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The Secret Confessions of Cartoon Heroes

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By Maurice Blocker in New Trends on Friday 10 September 2010

Ever want to know what your favorite superhero is really like? Ever wondered what was going on in the head of one of your childhood cartoons? The truth is that they think of random stupidity, just like everyone else. The Munchausen Affect has given you a passage to those intimate, personal, and downright silly thoughts.

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Lego version of The Simpsons intro

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Thursday 29 July 2010

The iconic Simpsons intro has been reworked in so many creative ways over the years, from a real life version to a clever advertisement for Estonian TV (for real!). But this version, made from Lego pieces, takes the cake. What’s even more impressive is that the video was created by a thirteen year old.

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Sara Rosado

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Illustration on Friday 16 July 2010

Sarah Rosado’s passion for art seeps through her comedic cartoons. Her beautiful pin-up illustrations are a personal favourite.

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Mr Masters for Dueling Analogs

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Events on Tuesday 22 June 2010

Mr Men meets Mega Man bosses in this awesome cartoon mash-up by artist Steve Napierski for Mr. Masters for Dueling Analogs, ‘a video game-themed webcomic‘.

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80s album covers as comic hero characters

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 3 May 2010

What’s not to love about the idea of taking classic 1980s album covers (The Breakfast Club soundtrack, for instance) and reinterpreting them using characters from famous comic book series’. Illustrator Cliff Chiang has done just that. And he’s done it very well, with his takes on Jennifer Beals from Flashdancing as Electra and Duran Duran as Vampirella, among others.

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