What cartoon characters would look like in real life

Artist Wil Hughes depicts what cartoon characters would look in “real life”, and the results are downright terrifying

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Cartoon characters are often portrayed in uplifting environments and endearing situations. However, Australian digital artist, Wil Hughes, is about to change all that by throwing fear, and maybe even a little bit of revulsion into the mix. To that effect, Wil Hughes has a special knack for transforming innocent pop culture icons into creatures from your deepest darkest nightmares. Are you ready to see Spongebob, Mr. Krabs, and even Mr. Bean in hair-raising 3D form that is super close to real life? If yes, then read on.

#1 Homer Simpson

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The Simpsons never fail to give viewers a dose of dark comedy with their hilarious antics. Homer loves donuts and so does his realistic counterpart. Look at him, just drooling at the thought of strawberry glazed donuts with sprinkles. That said, he’s probably harmless in real life… just give him his donuts and it’ll all be okay.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”