Artist Creates Disturbing Comics That ‘reveal’ Behind-the-scenes of Popular Characters

Most of us grew up watching Disney movies, Pokémon, Dragon Ball, and so many other cartoons that influenced us in one way or another. There was always a happy ending, and before facing that harsh reality ourselves, that was something you’d believe without even asking twice about other turns that life might take.

Pop culture has shaped our society and our lives, and to explore pop culture icons in an alternate reality that reflects our current situation, Mexican artist Alex Solis decided to take these well-known characters and add a weird and even disturbing twist to them. 

Earthwonders reached out to Alex to ask him more about his work.

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Migrated to the USA at a very young age, a lot of his humble upbringings have shaped the way he views pop culture, art, the world, and has played a major role in conversating with his art. Pop culture shapes our society and our lives. In this series, Alex explores pop culture icons in an alternate reality that reflects our current society. Alex’s main goal is to help people see things from another perspective or at least feel a little bit nostalgic about their childhood.

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The artist shared with us a little bit about his working process: “Parody work I feel is extremely challenging, some ideas come easier than others, but the challenge is being able to present a different perspective to something that is already engraved in our culture, I do try to stick with characters I’m familiar with and stuff that has been apart of my life, to pick the characters, understand their personalities etc, that makes the concepts work better.”

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Starting a series called “Unpopular Culture”, Alex illustrates a disturbing story about what happens behind the scenes of famous characters. If you’re not a big fan of dark humor, and unexpected twists, then these comics will probably give you a bad taste of your childhood. Below we have made a selection of some of his work, so scroll down to check it out and enjoy.

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15 Brilliant Hidden Facts in Pixar Movies That Have Been Spotted By Some Sharp-eyed People

When we think of our childhood, a big part of it was influenced by our love for cartoons. For instance, Pixar movies impress us even as adults. We all were waiting with impatience for Toy Story 4 to hit the theatres. Imagine all other adorable movies that remain a sweet part of our life. Ratatouille, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Coco, and so many other movies bring us back to the sweet moments of the past anytime we sit in front of the TV.

However, besides its movies, this animating studio is known for something else as well. This one interesting detail that we didn’t notice as kids. It’s the tiny details that are hidden in the story.

Some people with sharp eyes, have noticed these details and have shared them on the internet. From the paintings to the pizza toppings, there are quite some details that didn’t cross our eyes until now. Scroll down below to find out what they are. Also, make sure to share this fact with Pixar fans that you know.

1. Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)

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2. In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.

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3. In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.

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4. “A113” is an animator’s inside joke: It refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts where many of the Pixar folks got their start. The number has worked its way into nearly every Pixar movie.

5.  Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

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6. When Mike marks an x on the calendar in red marker, it’s brighter and fresher than the rest of the marks, which have dried

7. The carpet at Sid’s house in toy story (1995) was intentionally made the same as the carpet at the overlook hotel in The Shining (1980), one of many references to the horror film throughout the Pixar series

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8. In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

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9. In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

10. In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

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11. In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

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12. For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

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13. In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

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14. Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

15. In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

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