You're A Good Monster, Charlie Brown

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For his art show "Monsters," illustrator Tim O'Brien decided to take Charlie Brown and turn him into something grotesque. He explains that he took something "usually thought of as cute and benign" and made it realistic, "not normal." [Flavorwire, Drawger]

DISCUSSION

A key attribute of an artist is perceptiveness. Charlie Brown was not especially cute or benign, he was achingly sad and frustrated. He was Everyman with a little squiggle on his head, forever unable to get the little Red-Haired Girl.