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An Artist Draws Shocking Versions of Iconic Pop Culture Figures That Will Follow You Into Your Nightmares

The macabre can be stunning. Even though most of us are frightened by blood and guts, there is a strange beauty to be found in those moments. This art..

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There is beauty in horror. 

We may all be frightened by blood and horror, but we can’t deny that there is a strange beauty in those moments. This artist aimed to capture this kind of natural beauty in his work. A good number of us, I imagine, are familiar with Mike Winklemann. After all, he started the “everyday challenge,” in which artists are tasked with drawing once a day, and he’s been doing it for a full decade.

In addition, he works with famous musicians like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Eminem, and many more to create eye-catching visuals for their live performances. But at his core, he is a graphic designer, and his distinctive style is unlike anything we see every day, and we see hundreds of works of art.

If you scroll down, you can see the stunning pictures for yourself.

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#1 What if pigs weren’t the prey?

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#2 Disney Castle overtaken by disease.

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#3 Humans wouldn’t take kindly to thiefs even if it is just honey.

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#4 Nothing gets by the eyes of a trained hunter.

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#5 Worship at the altar of Mickey Mouse.

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#6 Building monuments for the things once forgotten.

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#7 The end is near and let nature take it’s course.

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#8 There is always going to be something bigger.

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To Mike, it’s all about the fantastical hybrids. The goal is to draw the reader in by juxtaposing realistic elements with fantastical ones. While Mickey Mouse and friends are undoubtedly popular, the artist often takes inspiration from more ominous creatures when reimagining them as Godzilla or another monster. When there are so many issues in the world, it seems ironic that we would devote so much time and energy to honouring and worshipping these figures.

Maybe it’s a way to forget about the problems in the real world. Perhaps we would all rather live in denial of the real-world destruction and remain in our fictitious worlds. The problem has no simple solution. This is merely a rhetorical inquiry on the part of the creator. In the end, the decision rests with us.

#9 Do anything for the views while everything around us burns.

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#10 A mere mask won’t save you now.

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#11 A parallel plant stuck in the past.

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#12 Working hard for our overlords.

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#13 What would baby yoda eat?

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