French illustrator Linda Bouderbala loves to incorporate pop culture icons into her works, and for her latest summer-themed art series, fan-favorite cartoon characters from different generations take center stage. Inspired by the artist’s own tan lines, Bouderbala’s new project imagines what Homer Simpson, Dora the Explorer, and other popular toons who wear the same outfit almost every day would look like on their first day at the beach.
#1 Cammy White (Street Fighter)
Seemingly posing for a sultry beach photo, Cammy White from the Street Fighter video game series flaunts her sexy figure in a green two-piece bikini. During regular days, the assassin-turned- MI6 operative wears a sleeveless, turtleneck thong leotard, which explains the obvious tan lines on the character’s chest. And because Cammy usually wears calf-high combat boots and red gauntlets, her forearms and the portion of her legs below the knees are also lighter in color than the rest of her body.
#2 Fulliautomatix (Asterix the Gaul)
With a grumpy look on his face, Fulliautomatix (Cetautomatix in French) is clearly not having a good time at the beach. Wearing a pair of red swimming trunks that reveals his tan lines from his blacksmith apron, Fulliautomatix strokes his mustache while seemingly contemplating on something. For those who are not familiar with the character, Fulliautomatix is the smith in the village of Armorica from the 1959-1960 French comic book series, Asterix the Gaul.
#3 Daria Morgendorffer (Beavis and Butt-Head / Daria)
Reading a book while sunbathing at the beach, Daria shows off some skin in a one-piece swimwear that shows her tan lines from her usual outfit of a large dark green jacket, orange undershirt, black skirt, and a pair of large lace-up boots. She also wears her hair in a bun, revealing that her forehead is lighter in color than the rest of her face.
#4 Dipper and Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls)
Fraternal twins Dipper and Mabel Pines head to the beach to take a timeout from solving the boundless mysteries of Gravity Falls. Dipper is wearing a pair of red swimming trunks that reveals his tan lines from his everyday vest, t-shirt, and shorts. Mabel, meanwhile, is rocking a pink one-piece swimsuit that shows her tan lines from her regular outfit of sweater and skirt. And with her hair pulled up in a high ponytail, the tan marks from her long side-swept bangs are also laid bare for everyone to see.
#5 Dora the Explorer
All set for a new adventure at the beach, Dora trades in her usual pink t-shirt and orange shorts for a two-piece swimsuit that reveals her tan marks, including one on her belly. She also has a tan line on her right wrist from her yellow bead bracelet that she wears almost every day. Though Boots doesn’t come with Dora to the beach, the Latina girl will be totally fine as she brings her trusty backpack with her.
#6 Finn Mertens (Adventure Time)
Though Finn has already gone shirtless, it doesn’t look like he’s dipping into the water very soon. With a beach shovel lying on the ground and Jake the Dog digging in the sand, it won’t be a surprise if Finn builds a sandcastle first before going for a swim. Wearing nothing but a pair of blue shorts, Finn reveals his tan lines from his usual everyday outfit. His most noticeable tan line, however, is from his iconic white hat with “ears.”
#7 Hayley Smith (American Dad!)
Hayley is peacefully sunbathing at the beach in her black bikini top and light-blue bottom, which reveal her tan lines from her usual getup of gray crop top, blue loose jeans, and Birkenstock mules. The green bandana, peace necklace, gold bracelet, and white bracelet bangle that the hippy teenager wears on a regular basis have also left tan marks on different parts of her body. While sunbathing can definitely help even out the color of her skin, Hayley knows that too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause eye damage, so she brings a pair of sunglasses for protection.
#8 Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
Not even the beach can break Helga’s cynical persona. With her arms crossed, Arnold’s girlfriend is giving some serious side-eye, making it clear that she’s not having a good time. Though Helga is already in her pink two-piece bikini, which reveals her tan lines from her usual knee-length dress, it seems as though that she has lost interest in going for a swim.
#9 Jessica Rabbit (Who Censored Roger Rabbit?)
With her eyes closed, Jessica Rabbit is relishing every second of her stay at the beach. Wearing a tiny two-piece bikini, the voluptuous singer-actress lies on a beach towel, revealing her tan lines from her glittery sweetheart dress with a slit, and pair of long purple gloves. There’s also a noticeable tan mark on her face caused by the side-swept bangs that she rocks almost every day.
#10 Krillin (Dragon Ball)
After a rigorous martial arts training, Krillin heads straight to the beach to relax and have some me-time. Wearing nothing but a pair of orange shorts, the Dragon Ball character shows off her muscular build while also revealing the tan lines underneath his orange/blue training uniform. Happily unfolding a beach mat on the sand, Krillin is about to even out those tan marks by soaking in the sunshine.
#11 Marge and Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Marge and Homer Simpson go for a quick date on the beach for a much-deserved R&R. Marge is wearing a green two-piece bikini that reveals her tan lines from her signature maxi dress. Homer, meanwhile, is wearing a pair of red swim briefs that reveals her tan marks from his go-to short-sleeve polo shirt. While Marge seems pretty confident in her body, the same can’t be said for Homer, who is clearly very conscious about his bulging tummy.
#12 Dave the Minion (Despicable Me / Minions)
Lying comfortably on a pink float in the water, Dave looks as if he’s about to doze off any minute. Trading in his blue overalls for a pair of banana-themed swimming trunks, the two-eyed minion inadvertently bares her uneven body skin tone. He also has tan marks on his face from his goggles, and on his hands from his pair of rubber gloves.
#13 Pippi Longstocking
Pippi shows off her long slender physique in a one-piece multi-colored swimsuit while lying on a violet float in the water. Though tan lines from her rolled-up shirt dress and pair of long stockings are all uncovered, Pippi couldn’t care less, as she’s busy savoring every moment of her wholesome sunbathing sesh.
#14 Turanga Leela (Futurama)
Vacationing by the beach, Leela is fixing her hair in a ponytail to even out the tan line from her long side bangs. That, however, isn’t the only tan line on her body. As revealed in the fan art, the Planet Express delivery ship captain also has tan marks from her regular tank top and wrist LoJack-a-meter. Sadly, even on a holiday, Leela keeps her guard up, as her ever-reliable gun can be seen inside her bag.
#15 Wilma and Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
Spouses Wilma and Fred have just arrived at the beach and they appear to be looking for the perfect spot to bathe in the sun. Wilma is wearing a pair of white two-piece swimwear that reveals her tan lines from her loin dress. Fred, meanwhile, is rocking a pair of orange swimming trunks with an all-over print of black spots. While it’s impossible to miss the chunk of ice that Fred is carrying, we’re not entirely sure what that’s for.