Using pop culture and his distinct distortion of scale, artist Arnus crafts humorous, engrossing illustrations. His self-description as an “Ugly illustrator since 1982” offers a hint at his sense of humor, moving between both terrifying and playful characters. These pop characters include Alice Cooper, Batman, and a slew of smiling demons.
Many of his figures and iconography seem to specifically reflect on themes of childhood, and the heroes and monsters that emerge out of those reflections. The hand-drawn nature of his works adds to that playfulness.
See more of the illustrator’s work below.