Ben Chen’s Horrifyingly Hilarious Pop Icon Illustrations


Artist/illustrator Ben Chen’s love of pop culture combined with a dark sense of humor equals morbidly hilarious illustrations. Whether he’s re-imagining classic kids’ cartoons with a more morbid theme or mashing up pop culture icons from various movies and video games, one thing is clear. Ben Chen has one wickedly dark sense of humor. I mean, who else could make you laugh about Tigger’s ultimate and fate?

Although his illustrations are done in a simplistic and playful style, Ben Chen’s power does not lie in his drawings but in his sharp and twisted wit. If you were ever curious about what would happen if Marty McFly went back to the time of dinosaurs or if an ear of corn would fare against the electric chair, Ben Chen has the answer. Check out some of Ben Chen’s horrifyingly hilarious pop icon illustrations below.

1. Alien Dog

Alien Dog

2. Apple Rope Jumping

Apple Rope Jumping

3. Bear Eats Fishes

Bear Eats Fishes

4. Brain Robbery

Brain Robbery

5. Bull Riders

Bull Riders

6. Campfire


7. Dog & Frisbee

Dog & Frisbee

8. Ear Wings

Ear Wings

9. Eat Frog

Eat Frog

10. Frog’s Revenge

Frog's Revenge

11. The Godfather‘s Cat

Godfather's Cat

12. David’s Secret Weapon


13. Guile’s Champagne Pyramid

Guile's Champagne Pyramid

14. Hand Drill Fire

Hand Drill Fire

15. I Can’t Blow Out The Candles

I Can't Blow Out The Candles

16. Jumping Stick

Jumping Stick

17. Killer Moon

Killer Moon

18. Lifting Accident

Lifting Accident

19. Magic Mirror Cosplay

Magic Mirror Cosplay

20. Mice Collections

Mice Collections

21. Corn Executions

Corn Executions

22. Pigeons And The Bread

Pigeons And The Bread

23. Pirate Barrel Game

Pirate Barrel Game

24. Rabbit Hunting

Rabbit Hunting

25. Roasted Rabbit

Roasted Rabbit

26. Sashimi



27. Saving Princess

Saving Princess

28. Snow Glass Ball

Snow Glass Ball

29. Sofa and Cats


30. Ultimate Weapon

Ultimate Weapon