Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skin

Cartoon characters are anatomically curious creatures, often with oversized heads and squat legs. Michael Paulus examines the skeletal structure of some of television's oddly shaped characters.

Paulus seeks to better understand these characters by dissecting their designs, gaining a different view of the physical distortions that we take for granted in our iconic cartoons. If you want a skeletal Snoopy handing on your wall, he offers prints and panels at his Etsy store.

Character Study [Michael Paulus via Retronaut via mental_floss]

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS

Skeleton illustrations get under cartoon characters' skinS