Horror manga followers already know that Junji Ito is the king of the style, however what if his artwork fashion featured the likes of King of the Hill’s Hank Hill, the king of all issues propane and propane equipment? Properly, first off, bizarre query, however in the event you occur to be a fan of those two disparate media, this illustrator put that query to mattress with a slew of horrifically hilarious artworks on Twitter.
First reported by Display screen Rant, Woodrow White, a visible growth artist for the upcoming 2023 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, posted a handful of stylized Photoshop edits of King of the Hill characters contained in the world of Junji Ito’s works. And, of us, they’re spectacular.
White mentioned he was impressed whereas rewatching King of the Hill and rereading Junji Ito’s manga across the similar time. As one does.
“Sooner or later I began performing out scenes on my own in KotH characters’ voices whereas working from residence. Simply cracking myself up,” White mentioned, elaborating on his artistic course of from his pinned tweet. “I began utilizing filters on frames from the present, including shading and speech bubbles, and it felt seamless. So, I expanded from there.”
Whereas seeing Mike Choose’s American animated sitcom positioned on the planet of Ito must be jarring giving their diametrically opposed artwork types, someway the Texans’ distraught reactions to the monstrosity in White’s panels give off the identical unnerved facial expressions of Ito’s characters. You’ve bought Bill Dauterive and Dale Gribble turning into one with the spiral from Uzumaki, Luanne Platter’s likeness drawn by her loving husband, Elroy, a la Tomie, and Hank’s boss, Buck Strickland, dreaming the lengthy mortal dream of propane. White instructed Kotaku it takes him about an hour and a half to concoct his KotH Ito blends earlier than posting them to Twitter.
Back in April, White posted a tweet spoofing Junji Ito’s Gyo brief story, The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Within the tweet, cleverly titled “The Enigma of Arlen Fault,” Hank Hill tells his spouse Peggy that “this gap was meant for me,” referencing the now memed to dying manga panel. White would later retweet the post, saying it was the begin to his inserting of the animated sitcom’s characters into the world of Ito.
White additionally instructed Kotaku that his favourite edit thus far is of Boomhauer coming into his gap, including that writing the motormouth’s dialogue was “very entertaining.”
If given the prospect to talk with Ito, White mentioned he would thank him for all of the scares and inspiration he’s offered him, particularly in his favourite work, Splatter Movie. To the curious KotH followers who little question really feel disregarded at this level within the article, White’s favourite episode is Excessive Nervousness.
“I hope you discover this as amusing as I do,” White mentioned.
For these hoping White has laid out plans for making his personal King of the Hill x Junji Ito manga collection, don’t maintain your breath as a result of the artist responded to followers saying he has no bigger challenge deliberate.
I, for one, am barely perturbed as a result of I’ve by chance typed King of the Kill a number of instances whereas drafting up this text. That’s free in case you alter your thoughts, White.