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This Artist Gave 30 Pop Culture Characters Sinister Makeovers

Published 4 months ago

Marcelo Ventura is a 36-year-old “frustrated artist” from Brazil who creates sinister-looking makeovers and mashups of our favorite pop culture icons.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said that he is nostalgic for the 80s and 90s so he tries to resurrect characters from that era in a comic book style. Marcelo revealed that some of the artists that inspire him are J. Scott Campbell, Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo.

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#1 The Strange Things Kids

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#2 Baby Yoda

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

The artist says that in his works, he likes to connect and associate different universes. “I usually choose a character and try to insert it into a certain context, whether it is from a movie, series, or a book,” says Marcelo. “For example, mashing up Buzz Lightyear with Alien, Scooby & Shaggy with Into The Wild, Mario Bros with The Walking Dead, and so on.”

#3 Princess Merida

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#4 Po (Teletubbies) & Sadako (The Ring)

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

You probably noticed that Marcelo introduces himself as the “frustrated artist”. When asked why, the artist responded that that’s because like many artists, he would love to live entirely on his own art but the lack of opportunities and self-esteem is holding him back.

#5 The Little Mermaid

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#6 Rick & Morty, Beavis And Butthead, South Park, & Others

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

The artist reveals that he has many draft and ideas he plans to materialize soon. “It’s things like Hellboy, ThunderCats, and, most definitely, Rick and Morty, who are currently the two characters I like to draw the most.”

Check out more of Marcelo’s illustrations in the gallery below!

#7 Scooby & Shaggy & Into The Wild

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#8 Buzz Lightyear vs. Alien

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#9 The Little Prince

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#10 Alice The Madness Returns

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#11 Dumbo Joker

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#12 Harley Quinn & The Jokers

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#13 Pennywise & Coraline

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#14 Vanellope & Wreck It Ralph

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#15 Bojack, Rick, Bender, & Others

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#16 Princess Peach & Yoshi

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#17 Hotel Transylvania

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#18 Bananas In Pyjamas

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#19 Captain Planet

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#20 Rick, Morty, & Summer

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#21 Princess Jasmine & The Genie

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#22 Pucca

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#23 Finn, Marceline, & Jake

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#24 Princess Peach & Zombie Mario & Luigi

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#25 Him, Jessie, Cruella De Vil, & Others

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#26 Captain Planet

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#27 Masha & The Bear

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#28 Scooby & Shaggy

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#29 Naruto & Hinata

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

#30 Sorceress Of Castle Grayskull

Image source: Marcelo Ventura

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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00s, 10s, 80s, 90s, comic style, dark comic style, DC, drawings, illustrations, marcelo ventura, Marvel, pop culture, redrawing superheores, reimagining superheroes, sinister comic style
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