Anatomical sketches in art are becoming a new trend. The street artist known as Nychos is famous for his dissection murals.
Michael Paulus has chosen a harder substance: bones -- more precisely, imagining the skeletal systems of some famous cartoon characters. The Peanuts gang leads the X-Ray bunch: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pig Pen, Woodstock, Snoopy, and Linus are all X-amined.
So are some of your parents' and grandparents cartoons': Baby Huey, The Flinstones, Marvin the Martian, Little Lotta, Betty Boop, and Tweety Bird. The inbetweeners are also here: Pokemon, Powder Puff Girls, Dexter, Eggsbert and Hello Kitty. From prehistoric to present, it's a decent sampling that even Bones (of Fox TV show fame) could admire.
The Scooby Doo gang is notably absent. Scooby and Shaggy have been shocked skeletally so many times while solving the mysteries of the afterlife that we know what is inside of them.
Paulus calls this bone collection "Character Study," a simple imagining of what resides inside big eye, big head, big body cartoon characters. Paulus is a digital artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
You can see more of Michael Paulus work at his website.