Kevin McShane is a man of many talents. Indeed, he’s a photographer, producer, improviser, designer and filmmaker, who’s produced content for BuzzFeed Video. But most notably, he’s a cartoonist. And in 2011, he embarked upon a mammoth project to draw himself in the style of 100 different cartoon characters. The results are absolutely incredible.
20. Mickey Mouse – Ub Iwerks
Is there any animated character more iconic than the original cartoon mouse? Back in 1928, Walt Disney’s brainchild became a reality on paper thanks to artist Ub Iwerks, whose style has been translated perfectly here – right down to the original monochrome color scheme of Disney’s earliest cartoons.
19. Popeye – Max Fleischer
Another classic cartoon character that has stood the test of time, Popeye first appeared in comic-strip form at the hands of Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929. Four years later, he was brought to the big screen by Max Fleischer, becoming a runaway success. And McShane’s interpretation of the spinach-loving sailor’s style is instantly recognizable.