Have you ever wondered what pop culture characters would look like if their skeletons were visible? One artist actually imagined it! Will Blood is an artist from the south of England, UK, who creates X-ray illustrations featuring famous characters from our childhood.

His series called "The Book of Bare Bones" depicts the skeletons of such animated movie classics as The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, Rick and Morty, Pink Panther, and pop culture characters like Hello Kitty and Lego. For his artwork, Will usually uses pen and ink and moves them into walls and canvas. The artist has worked on various projects worldwide, from murals to merchandise design. His works have been shown in galleries from London to Hong Kong. However, this series is by far his most successful work and has gained him acclaim around the globe.

“I guess conceptually, it's just nostalgia combined with my own fascination with anatomy and death. Stylistically, the pieces have developed combining my love of the classic illustrators like Durer and Dore with contemporary artists like Keith Haring. It's one of several series I do, but has always been the most popular since the first I drew in 2013,” says the artist to Bored Panda.

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Pink Panther

Pink Panther

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TheBiWeeb
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3 weeks ago

once i saw this I immediately started humming the pink panther theme

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R2-D2

R2-D2

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Up All Night
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3 weeks ago

Ok, that's genius

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LEGO

LEGO

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Up All Night
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3 weeks ago

His grip must be very strong with three thumbs!

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Totoro

Totoro

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Daria B
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3 weeks ago

Naaaah, I think Totoro is more fat and fluff covering a tiny skeleton.

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Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson

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Young Minami Kotaro
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3 weeks ago (edited)

So its a skull not hair.. wiww

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Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

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Francis
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3 weeks ago

This one is quite creepy..

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Felix The Cat

Felix The Cat

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Garfield

Garfield

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Hunter Bradley
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3 weeks ago

HES JUST BIGGED BONED

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Rick And Morty

Rick And Morty

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Wolfowl
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3 weeks ago

Fun small story: Once I got a cool sticker from a teacher. It was of a planet. I thought, "Oh cool trees!" Turns out the trees were Rick and Morty. I love that sticker.

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Bart Simpson And Milhouse

Bart Simpson And Milhouse

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Sergio Bicerra
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3 weeks ago

Ok, i'm just looking to a Grateful Dead greatest hits album.

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Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny

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Amelia Sharjeel
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3 weeks ago

wow this is so cool!

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Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 weeks ago

Now I want a donut.

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Krusty The Clown

Krusty The Clown

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David Martin
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3 weeks ago

Nah, that's cool, I didn't wanna sleep ever again anyway

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Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson

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Up All Night
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3 weeks ago

Wth, Rick did not get spiky skull, so why Lisa?

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Spongebob Squarepants And Patrick Star

Spongebob Squarepants And Patrick Star

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MantisKeeper
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3 weeks ago

sponges have no skeleton

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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MantisKeeper
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3 weeks ago

mike wazalski in the right corner

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Dumbo

Dumbo

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Young Minami Kotaro
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3 weeks ago

Its like human baby..

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Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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3 weeks ago

I like this one a lot, it’s really creative!

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 weeks ago

a puppet with bones....?

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He-Man

He-Man

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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3 weeks ago

Love how he positioned himself below the picture 😁👌

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Garfield

Garfield

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Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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3 weeks ago

Same with the sponge bob one, I really like it!

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Rich Uncle Pennybags

Rich Uncle Pennybags

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Katie the Anime Ghost
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3 weeks ago

So that's what he's called... I would totally hang this on the wall it is so cool

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Hans Moleman

Hans Moleman

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Speedy Gonzales

Speedy Gonzales

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Doggi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wow!

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Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

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Katie Allen
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3 weeks ago

His tail doesn't have bones?

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Otto Mann

Otto Mann

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Snoopy Dog

Snoopy Dog

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Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson

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Mufasa

Mufasa

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M M
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3 weeks ago

* Simba

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Donald Duck

Donald Duck

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Mushroom

Mushroom

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Katie Allen
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3 weeks ago

It'd be hard to eat bony mushrooms

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Popeye

Popeye

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Katie Allen
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3 weeks ago

I'd think Popeye's proportions would make for a more twisted looking skeleton

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Happy Bones

Happy Bones

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Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
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2 weeks ago

I thought those were his ears?!

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Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

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Mickey And Minnie

Mickey And Minnie

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Lyly Sma
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Those are some fatty feet

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Ren And Stimpy

Ren And Stimpy

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Krusty The Clown

Krusty The Clown

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
Community Member
3 weeks ago

For a second I thought the cigar had a skeleton! 😅

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Banksy

Banksy

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Reptar

Reptar

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Rat Fink

Rat Fink

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Up All Night
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So if they open their mouth, part of their skull disappears?

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Ren And Stimpy

Ren And Stimpy

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The Screaming Hand

The Screaming Hand

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Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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