Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy has created a series of frightening artwork re-imagining the world’s most brutal dictators as comic book villains (along with a peppering of other unpopular public figures who probably don’t deserve to be in a collection with Hitler) . Before scrolling through, have a quick read of the artist’s inspiration:
If back in the day comics and movies were pretty naive and faced only as pure escapism, today’s fiction has to evoke reality to create something truly meaningful… and frightening.
This series is an experiment where a dictator, a psycho, a murderer (sometimes they are the whole package) or even a suspicious figure from real life is mashed with a comics bad guy – strangely related some way or the other with his counterpart.
Read more about the inspiration behind the designs as well some of them as moving gifs, and boy do we love a gif, on Butcher Billy’s Behance page.