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December 14, 2008 5:39 AM   Subscribe

Michael Mararian creates pen and ink drawings of mischievously macabre babies and children. Meet the dark and wicked little demons in his current exhibit or explore the world of childhood terrors in his phobias, foibles and fiends collection (scroll down a few) where humor and horror collide.
posted by madamjujujive (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damn - forgot to via my excellent source: Uncertain Times.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:02 AM on December 14, 2008


I have kids and all... but I LOVE these images!
posted by toomuchcoffee at 6:08 AM on December 14, 2008


Humour and horror indeed. His work is very daring, and not necessarily in a bad way - it's just that my mind boggles at the thought that, someone, somewhere, might be letting their child model for this man.
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 6:10 AM on December 14, 2008


it's just that my mind boggles at the thought that, someone, somewhere, might be letting their child model for this man.

I'm almost positive he's using photos, often quite old ones, as reference. Even if there were live models, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have them hold real severed limbs.
posted by piratebowling at 6:59 AM on December 14, 2008


Michael Mararian's work kind of reminds me of Soothbrush.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 7:23 AM on December 14, 2008


Wow. This is awesome.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:34 AM on December 14, 2008


Weird and macabre, and quite awesome. I found Pupaphobia to be exceptionally creepy.
posted by gemmy at 8:50 AM on December 14, 2008


Heh. Found this through Uncertain Times.
posted by nosila at 9:11 AM on December 14, 2008


Wow. I am glad he manages to make these seem funny, and not just gruesome, macabre, and weird. The babies are really cute. My favorite is the commando with the knife in his mouth and the Che t-shirt. Not really gruesome, but there is a look of intent in his eye.
posted by Xoebe at 9:23 AM on December 14, 2008


This? This is how I perceive all children, all the time.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:49 AM on December 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Definitely photo-referenced, not live-modeled. And very nice work.
posted by rokusan at 12:08 PM on December 14, 2008


I always thought that expression on the Gerber baby was creepy as hell and I'm glad to see that I'm not alone.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:20 PM on December 14, 2008


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