Artist Shows How Pop Culture Icons Would Look in Real Life and It's the Stuff of Nightmares

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Cartoon characters and pop culture icons likely play a role at some point or another in some of your fondest childhood memories - but not these ones. These are the work of Australian digital artist Wil Hughes and they're the stuff nightmares are made of.

Hughes studies animation at Griffith University in Brisbane and when he isn't busy studying he's putting his talent to good use by imagining what pop culture icons would look like if they were real, often with nightmarish results.

From Homer Simpson to Spongebob and even Ronald McDonald, seeing them portrayed in such a gritty and real light makes for some slightly disturbing viewing. To see more of the Hughes work make sure to check out his Facebook, Instagram and website.

1. Ronald McDonald

2. Homer Simpson

3. Rick Sanchez

4. Wally

5. Pepe

6. Rowan Atkinson

7. Squidward Tennisballs

8. Krusty The Clown

9. Googly Bear

10. Spongebob

11. Gary The Snail

12. Peter Griffin

13. Troll Face

14. Patrick Star

15. Pickle Rick

16. Hey Arnold