Popular artist illustrates disturbing alter-egos of Pikachu, Disney, and the Sesame Street gang
We all have another side to us, an alter-ego that rarely comes out but can surprise anyone who's never seen it before. Sometimes, the actions of our own alter-egos can even astonish ourselves, leaving us to wonder, "Now, where did THAT come from?" Well, it seems that our favorite pop culture characters also have other sides to them we didn't know about, according to popular artist Dan LuVisi, whose illustrations of otherwise pleasant icons show them being taken over by their scary and disturbing alter-egos. View at your own risk!
According to his website, Dan LuVisi, a digital and concept artist currently residing in Los Angeles, first started drawing at the age of three after watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since then, he just kept drawing and drawing, eventually getting hired by DC Comics, where he worked on Batman and Superman. Following his time there, he moved on to work for Hasbro, FOX, Universal, and Microsoft, where he worked in creating video games. He now works on character designing for major feature films, something that was always a dream for him growing up.
Just recently, Dan started a Kickstarter campaign to fund "Popped Culture," a book full of illustrations of the dark side of our favorite characters. No one is spared, as Mickey, Minnie, Ernie and Bert, and even Pikachu, are depicted as some pretty shady individuals. Having achieved his 15,000 USD goal with two weeks to spare, his backers will own either his hard or soft cover illustration books, t-shirts, and even customized alter-ego characters.
Fame and stardom will not always treat you well, according to Dan LuVisi. Just take a look at what he found beneath the surface of your favorite icons.
Can you tell me how to get to...never mind!
Not so cute, is he?
You lookin' at my Rubber Ducky tattoo?
Elmo the Maniac
Real Monster Inc.
Mickey...The Mouse King
The Mouse Queen
Tigger's mug shot