Morbid Cartoon Anatomy

You know what’s awesome about fourth year? The lecturers go through so much effort to teach us. They put together nice slideshows, they share interesting tid-bits and they are friendly. They could have saved us all a lot of grief if all lecturers were this nice from first year. But I digress.

Anatomical art, which once took the world by storm (think: Frank Netter) is back and cooler than ever. Our lecturers have been alluding to some artists in their presentations. Here are some examples. I include links to the artists’ sites where I was able to find them. Please visit them, I will only include one example of each here.

Michael Paulus has an entire series of popular cartoon anatomy:

Jason Freeny has some really cool digitally animated anatomic drawings and cutaway sculptures. They include Mr Potato Head, Gummie Bears and Kewpie Dolls.

Perhaps the most realistic-looking (and slightly freaky) is done by South Korean Hyung Koo Lee. I couldn’t find his site, but this one is relatively good. He has sculptures of Goofy, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry…

I find that these are a very different (albeit fascinating) look at characters from my childhood. I have to wonder how non-medical individuals feel about these. Let me know what you think!


  1. nonoymanga says:

    very interesting. good day Nonoy Manga

    1. Thank you for visiting and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I LOVE this! Especially Tweety! Awesome x

    1. Yay! I’m glad I’m not alone here.

  3. Erin says:

    They’re brilliant – if slightly eerie. I love Jason Freeny’s balloon dog anatomy chart, but Michael Paulus’ Powerpuff girls are slightly scary – I think it’s the huge eye-sockets!

    (I’ve been enjoying reading your blog, by the way, and just plucked up the courage to comment (: )

    1. Oh, thanks for letting me know and nice to finally meet you 🙂
      The Powerpuff girls are a little freaky in those drawings, no kidding. And the balloon dog is another level of trippy 😛
      Hope to see you around here again!

    2. P.S: I’m trying very hard to comment on your blog, but it won’t let me. Blogspot hates me, I think. Dunno if it’s something to do with your comment settings perhaps?

      1. Erin says:

        (: Aw thanks, and I will be back (but in a friendly way, not an ominous one).
        I think it probably was my comment settings – think I’ve fixed it now though 🙂

  4. Kathy V. says:

    Wow! Yeah, maybe it is all a little macabre, but I love it. I wish that I could justify the expense to buy one of Paulus’ prints. Maybe one of the Powerpuff girl ones? I think they were the most unnerving. Love!

    1. Yep, I wish I could buy one too! I like the Powerpuffs, but I prefer the non-humanoid ones – hard to believe 😛
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  5. OneMommy says:

    Have to say I haven’ t seen those before!
    Stopping by from SITS Share Saturday

    1. They’re quite something eh. Thanks for the visit!

  6. Came over from SITS, and I have to say this is a really interesting post! I think the Hello Kitty is my favorite, only because it is the most realistic. Congrats on getting to your 4th year! 🙂

    1. Thanks for the visit! I love the Hello Kitty too, in fact I’d love to be able to buy one.

  7. Xehra says:


    1. My thoughts exactly! It makes me want to study just looking at it. Well, maybe. Thanks for the visit 🙂

  8. FAN-TAS-TIC! Can’t wait to explore these artists’ work and to share with my nerdfriends. Thanks for the info and links.

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