Artist David Szilagyi is about to ruin a lot of people’s childhoods. A former concept artist in the video game industry, he turned his attention more recently to re-designing Pokemon as nightmarish creatures.
The series of illustrations includes the lovable creatures transformed into man-eating beasts, tentacled plants and undead skeleton animals.
“I was raised on Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark, Beksinski, H.R. Giger, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft, Guillermo Del Toro, Pokemon, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dead Space, F.E.A.R., Slender, Silent Hill, Akira, The Guyver, among many other wonderful classics,” David writes on Patreon. “I love the worlds and lore that these experiences provide me, and I’m here to give that experience back to the world, one horrific image at a time.”