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A character study of 22 present and past cartoon characters
michael paulus

I am currently offering ALL 22 of these shown here (minus the moomin characters) for SALE in a alternate version. I also have some larger pieces for sale Here.

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Animation was the format of choice for children's television in the 1960s, a decade in which children's programming became almost entirely animated. Growing up in that period, I tended to take for granted the distortions and strange bodies of these entities.These Icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive.

I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.

The photographed pieces are the original, translucent hinged overlay format. the rest are photoshopped facsimiles of the originals.

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