Friend or Foe: Kim Jong-Un As A Pop Icon

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Butcher Billy is an artist who clearly has mixed feelings about North Korea’s supreme leader and The Onion’s sexiest man alive for 2012, Kim Jong-Un. In his illustrated series entitled, “Friend or Foe”, the Brazilian illustrator and art director transforms The Glorious Leader into various pop culture heroes and villains. Finally, a series of artworks that finally proves, once and for all, that this cuddly dictator is more than just looking like that fat Asian kid from the movie “Up”.

“It all starts usually with drunk sketches on napkins from sleazy bars.”, said the Curitiba-based Butcher Billy, who describes himself as an “agency art director by day, kamikaze illustrator by night”. “When I happen to find any of those in my pocket, once sober, I use Adobe tools to get things done with it. I’m actually a frustrated graffiti artist, so what I do is to basically try to emulate digitally what those guys would do on walls – adding my own ideas, of course.”

1. Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler


 

2. Apocalypse

Apocalypse


3. Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson


4. Batman

Batman


5. Captain America

Captain America


 

6. Darth Vader

Darth Vader


7. Doctor Manhattan

Doctor Manhattan


8. Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus


9. Goku

Goku


10. Hellboy

Hellboy


11. Hulk

Hulk


12. Joker

joker


13. Kirby

Kirby


14. Leader

Leader


15. Mario

Mario


16. Penguin

Penguin


17. Pikachu

Pikachu


18. Pinhead

Pinhead


19. Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald


20. Slimer

Slimer


21. Spiderman

Spiderman


22. Thanos

Thanos


 

23. Tinky Winky

Tinky Winky


 

24. Two-Face

Two-Face


 

25. Walter White

Walter White

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