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Cartoon Characters Aren’t So Funny When They’re Skeletons

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But they sure are interesting to look at. Artist Michael Paulus shows us classic cartoon characters as we’ve never seen them before – as skeletons. In his series “Character Study,” Paulus looked at characters that have been around for decades with a scientific eye. He writes, “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 results are a little macabre but definitely cool. You can purchase prints and originals in his Etsy shop.

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  • TKS

    Oh hai, nightmares!

  • totz the plaid

    The Pikachu one makes a lot of nonsensical assumptions about the torso…

  • Bronson O’Quinn

    Is it weird that I still think these are cute?

  • Bethany Dean

    Wonder what the Simpsons look like…

  • Emily Walton

    These would make interesting tattoos, actually.

  • Elias Algorithm

    Might have been better to draw it from an attack position to work out the anatomy and then work backwards. A quick GIS shows those legs, for starters, have to be WAY off.

  • Brian

    I think he’s assuming it’s like a chinchilla, where there’s a lot more leg than the fur would make it seem.

  • totz the plaid

    Okay, but Pikachu is called a “mouse” Pokemon (a far more accurate comparison would be the North American pika), which has sleeker fur and what you see, body-wise, is what you get for its skeleton.

    As Elias Algorithm said in his response to my comment, looking at a battle position for Pikachu would show off its skeletal anatomy far better and disprove the assumption made by this anatomical chart.