Ninja Turtles as Their Namesakes Would Have Drawn Them


Children of the ’90s know the story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by heart: An exiled ninja living in the sewers finds four turtles covered in a mysterious ooze, which transforms them into turtle-human hybrids and him into a half-rat, half-man. The learned sensei names his surrogate children for a quartet of Renaissance artists — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello. While the TV series itself had very little to do with art, it was inevitable that someone would think to draw the turtles as their namesakes would have. See Michelango’s Michelango, et al, along with a few other random match-ups (Monet’s Donatello, Picasso’s Raphael), after the jump.

[Spotted via Design You Trust]