This Unusual Café In Seoul Will Make You Feel Like You Walked Into A Cartoon

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It’s never boring scrolling through a vibrant Instagram food scene, and it seems like every café these days is trying to satisfy the need of a hungry eye. Of all the insta-worthy cafes, we raise you a café that will make you feel like you walked into a cartoon. Continue reading »

This AI-Based App Turns People Into Cartoon Characters

According to Philipp Batura: “I have recently come across this app that uses machine learning to turn people into live personalized characters. The coolest thing is that it works on old iOS and Android devices.” Continue reading »

Illustrator Repaints Cartoon Characters In Her Unique Style, And They Look Better Than Original

Isabelle Staub is a US-based artist who specialises in portraiture and character design. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she uses her skills to turn cartoon characters and popular culture icons into her own unique and often super lifelike creations. Seeking inspiration in everything from Disney princesses and Powerpuff Girls to Pennywise the Clown and Tarantino movies, Staub transforms each of her subjects with a wholly distinct style of her own. Continue reading »

Street Art “Surgeon” Cuts Open Cartoon And Media Characters To Reveal Their Anatomy

Nychos is a street artist from Austria who creates spectacular, detailed artworks. Nychos grew up in a little village near Graz (Styria, South of Austria). He calls it the green hell. Born into an Austrian hunter’s family, he saw, at a very young age, things which normal people would consider as cruel and brutal. Continue reading »

Father Draws Cartoon Childhood For His Daughter

Chinese photographer Liu Feng used his camera to capture memories of his daughter’s childhood – but thought this method was a little too commonplace for his special seven-year-old. The creative father decided to draw his daughter Dora in cartoon style after each photograph. Continue reading »

A Creative Dad Brings Family-Favourite Cartoon Characters To Life By Putting Them Into Hilarious Situations

You would be forgiven for thinking that the following images are created using Photoshop – but complete with real fire and coffee splashes, Mitchel Wuís images are all shot in real-time. Using plastic toy characters from family-favourite films such as Toy Story, Star Wars, ET and The Muppets, the California-based photographer puts the plastic characters into surreal situations Continue reading »

How Popular Cartoon Characters Look Like Before Their Morning Coffee

Australian illustrator Sam Milham, who previously brought us his reimaginations of ‘Super Mario’ characters as hipsters, returns with this amusing and laughable collection of famous cartoon characters before their morning dose of caffeine. Continue reading »

Mom Prepares Healthy Meals As Cartoon Characters For Her Son

Getting pint-sized, picky eaters to finish their fruits and vegetables can be a tricky task for many parents. For food artist Laleh Mohmedi, however, it’s a piece of cake. Using healthy ingredients and a bit of creativity, the Melbourne mom dishes out meals inspired by her 4-year-old son Jacob’s favorite animated characters. Continue reading »

Artist Turns Lovable Cartoon Characters Into Terrifying Monsters

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Swedish tattoo artist Dennis Carlsson is responsible for these terrifying reinterpretations of beloved cartoon characters. Painted in Photoshop, he turns lovable characters like Pikachu, Winnie the Pooh, and Totoro into grotesque abominations. These illustrations are truly the stuff of nightmares. Continue reading »

This Tumblr User “Normalizes” Cartoon Characters And Now People Can’t Decide Which Is Better

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Have you ever wondered what makes the animated characters so cute? Sure, the colors and the fluff help, but the key selling point have always been their child-like features. And over the years animation companies like Disney have made that adorable look an industry standard. Continue reading »

Cartoon Characters As The Main Subject In Classic Masterpiece Paintings

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It’s funny how two forms of art can provide such contrasting emotions. Think classic masterpieces – think dusty galleries and stiff audiences all mumbling out-loud about the intricacies of the artwork. Think cartoons – think fun, laughter, and zero analysis around how a huge ten tonne anvil can cause no more damage other than a hilarious bump on the head. Continue reading »

“The Life of Art” Cartoon Quotes Inspired By Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut, is a 20th-century American writer known for his humanist beliefs. Reading motivating quotes like his really makes someone’s day brighter and more positive. Fortunately, an exceptional artist named Gavin Aung Than thought of a website inspired by quotes from famous people that are adapted to cartoons. Continue reading »

Stop Saying ’Sorry’ If You Want To Say ‘Thank You’: A Seriously Insightful Cartoon

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We often apologise assuming that people will appreciate our politeness and good manners. But in most cases, the other party is much more pleased to hear words of gratitude from you rather than an apology. Talented illustrator Yao Xiao, using everyday situations as inspiration, helps to explain why «thank you» is sometimes better than «I’m sorry» in this cartoon. Continue reading »

Lynda Barry Cartoon Art

Famed cartoonist Lynda Barry is currently showing her work from past 35 years at Adam Baumgold Gallery in the exhibition: Lynda Barry, Everything: Part I. The exhibition includes work from her seminal books as well as works that were published in Raw, The Village Voice, Esquire, Newsweek and The New York Times, among others.

Central to all her many bodies of work is Barry’s energetic line and her boisterous sense of humor. In some of her earliest works, for example, a cactus tries to seduce a woman saying, “Lola, can we be sure of anything in this crazy world? All I know are your eyes tonight and this wild beating of my heart.” For Barry, drawing and storytelling are integrated activities.

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Same Circus, New Clowns, 1998 for New York Times Ink, watercolor on paper 11″ x 15 3/4″ (Courtesy Adam Baumgold Gallery) Continue reading »