Dr. Seuss Does Geek Art

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
? Dr. Seuss

Nonsense he may like, Dr. Seuss’s statement totally makes sense, doesn’t it? While he has explicitly stated that he doesn’t really like kids – he didn’t have kids – his books have taught countless kids to read and love reading. Not to mention teaching them how to have fun all through adulthood.

Other things you may not know about Dr. Seuss:

  • The “Dr.” in his name was added by himself because his father had always wanted him to practice medicine.
  • His first book, “And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was rejected by 27 publishers. Those publishers must be eating their hats with ketchup.
  • During the Great Depression, Dr. Seuss survived by drawing cartoons for advertisements.
  • He also drew propaganda cartoons for the Army in WWII.
  • He coined the word “nerd”!
  • Dr. Seuss has a Pulitzer and two Academy Awards.
  • “Yertle the Turtle” is based on Hitler’s story.

Interesting tidbits, don’t you think?

Admittedly, not everyone has had the luck to grow up with Dr. Seuss as part of their lives, but it’s never too late to read his work. It’s silly, but it makes sense – even to adults.

And when it comes to art, well, it’s as unique as unique can be.

Unsurprisingly, various artists have tried their hand at drawing following Dr. Seuss’s style. Many have done an excellent job at it, all the while playing around with mashups with popular culture.

One of them is DrFaustusAU of deviantART, who has a dedicated page to his Seussian art applied to pop culture. Whether you’re a fan of Dr. Seuss or not, take a look and have a silly moment today.

Dr. Seuss Geek Art

Birds of the same feather?

What better to start with than a Dr. Seuss impression of Doctor Who? Here are all the 12 – nope, 13 – Doctors in their Seussian glory. I love this artwork, although I think the eyes could have been a little tweaked to suit each Doctor’s look more. I do like THE eyebrows. You know what I’m talking about.

If there’s another creature that should be part of this collection, it’s the Dalek. I love the comment left by a reader on the drawing’s page:

“For the Daleks, the Doctor’s the one they most hate;
They wish they could catch him and EX-term-in-ate!”

You read that in the voice of a Dalek, didn’t you?

Ghostbusters

When there’s something strange – and there is always something strange in Dr. Seuss’s world – you know whom to call!

Who’s got the last laugh?

This is perhaps the funnest drawing of The Joker I’ve seen to date. Totally safe for beginning readers.

A long time ago in a galaxy…

…far, far away, Dr. Seuss found himself enthralled with a kid who had father issues and a beautiful princess.

Clarice

As much as I enjoy The Silence of the Lambs, I can’t help but feel shivers down my spine whenever I think of Anthony Hopkins saying “Clarice” in that eerie voice. This drawing, though, makes me forget that chill.

Isn’t DrFaustusAU just brilliant? Go pay him a visit, and show him your support.

All images are from DrFaustusAU’s Seussian Gallery.

More Dr. Seuss:

When Batman Meets Dr. Seuss
10 Geeky Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids
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