Sunday, February 7, 2010

Toonville Tag Team


We get these revisionist designs of Popeye and Shaggy from the mind and hand of Chris Wahl, an Australian illustrator and caricaturist, whose droll and revelatory portraits of celebrities like Michael Jackson and Johnny Depp and reinventions of pop icons like Superman and Alfred E. Newman (Wahl works with the Australian version of Mad magazine) prompt us to look at the familiar through new eyes, which is, after all, the soul of art.

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