In the deepest, darkest corners of the internet called 4chan where chaos reigns free and horse porn is the only recognized form of currency you can always stumble upon tons of a little thing called Alt Art. They are fan depictions of popular characters in new and exciting settings, often crossing over to other franchises, like a Smurf Batman, or a gritty reimagining of Big Bird as a smack-addicted male prostitute. Those are just a couple of (awesome) examples we made up on the spot without thinking (which will probably worry the company shrink when we see him next week) but the Alt Art that really does exist out there is often even more kickass and creative than anything you could imagine, at least while sober. Examples:
10. Ed, Edd & Eddy
CREATED BY: 2WinGs2ZioN, an aspiring 2D animator with a possible crush on Ben Affleck.
The story this picture tells us: After another one of the boys’ get rich quick schemes goes horribly wrong and leaves two children dead (let’s say Jimmy and Kevin, who die after ingesting a frankly insane amount of rat poison) the three Eds are sent to Juvenile Hall from where they emerge… changed. No more the pushovers they once were, Ed, Edd and Eddy return and quickly take over the old neighborhood where they extort and harass their way into riches and (fearful) respect. Later Ed dies of a heroin overdose and Eddy rapes Nazz.
CREATED BY: Handré de Jager, whose work frankly scares us…
The story this picture tells us: Two mentally unstable brothers, Mario and Luigi, murder their way out of an insane asylum and take refuge in a meth lab, which they quickly turn into just a regular lab. Now, high as two homicidal kites and hallucinating Hell itself, the brothers go on a rampage throughout the city, taking 17 innocent lives before being stopped by a helicopter sniper. The movie adaptation will star Bob Hoskins as Mario and Alan Rickman as Luigi.
8. Toy Story
CREATED BY: TDSpiral, who likes science and guns, but then again, who doesn’t?
The story this picture tells us: In a post apocalyptic world where most of the Earth was destroyed during War World III, two solitary figures traverse the wastelands looking for the mythical wiseman known as “Andy.” One of them is Buzz, a former marine pilot who due to extensive wounds received during the war had to cyborgize most of his body, making him currently more machine than man. His partner is Woody, a lonesome gunslinger unfit for this modern age of lasers and spacecrafts, but who can still take care of himself. The story is an allegory for the role of religion in people’s lives.
7. Elmer Fudd
CREATED BY: Ben Fleuter, who should totally be hired by Warner Bros. to reboot their properties.
The story this picture tells us: A gritty thriller drama about Elmer, a serial killer terrorizing the city of Acme. Throughout the movie, Elmer’s back-story will be presented to the audience via flashbacks: when he was a child his dad used to take him hunting deep into the woods and molest the ever loving crap out of him. One day the boy had enough and shot his father in the back, but the damage was already done. Now he creeps the dirty alleys of Acme looking for new victims, but his reign of terror might finally come to an end after he started hunting the local transvestite “Bunny,” who will not go down without a fight.
6. Wizard of Oz
CREATED BY: Tim Seeley and Katie DeSousa, whose parents might’ve told them a different version of Oz than we remember.
The story this picture tells us: After being transported to the strange and magical Land of Oz, Dorothy befriends the maniacal, demon-possessed Scarecrow, a tormented Were-lion named… Leo (shut up) and a steam punk android designed only to murder and look totally badass. Later an ancient god named Oz orders them to kill the local witch because she refused to worship him. The twist ending reveals Dorothy has dreamed the entire ordeal because she’s in a coma after hitting her head at a Marilyn Manson concert.
5. Star Wars
CREATED BY: Eric Poulton, who is an awesome artist with his own backstory for the above pic.
The story this picture tells us: Star Wars filtered through the mind of Jules Verne. As far as we’re concerned this picture alone deserves 10 Oscars on the spot. No, make that 20. You know what? Give this ALL the Oscars, even the ones for best Documentary and Animated movie. Make up a few new Oscars if you have to, just… shower this thing with rewards. It’s that awesome.