The Avengers, Spider-Man and Star Wars Characters, Now in Emo Form

SuperEmoFriends Batman

Everyone has a dark side. Not necessarily disturbingly dark like The Joker or Darth Vader, but dark enough that you can pull points of emotional upheaval from their lives. Los Angeles-based artist JSalvador has decided to capitalize on that.

JSalvador has created a website, called SuperEmoFriends, with the art having a cutesy kid feel to it. All the images are available in prints from his site, but we decided to grab 17 cool ones for your perusal.

“I think this reveals so much about fan culture and our emotional investments in fictional characters,” JSalvador told BuzzFeed. “They get to add to the painting with their own knowledge of the character and that mental participation makes it fun.”

In this group, you’ll see superheroes, movie and TV icons, and even a few cereal mascots feeling all sad and mopey. If you like them, be sure to visit the SuperEmoFriends website, where JSalvador has plenty more art on display. I’m a bit fond of The Avengers one.


Source: BuzzFeed, SuperEmoFriends

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