Jessica Rabbit famously wasn’t bad–she was just drawn that way. But after getting some attention for his comely renditions of Disney’s good girls, Los Angeles animator and illustrator Andrew Tarusov has turned his attention to the witches, wicked stepmothers, and other antagonistic ladies of Disney’s animated classics and released a series of stylish and suggestive pinups that highlights the beauty behind the madness.
Vintage, Bettie Page-esque pinups are the calling card of the Russian-born pro, who counts Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Maxim among his corporate clients, and it is in that vein that Tarusov brings out the “good girl” in the bad women of the Disney stable, including “The Little Mermaid”‘s Ursula, “Sleeping Beauty”‘s Maleficent, Cruella de Vil of “101 Dalmatians,” and a host of other familiar femmes, including my personal favorite– the magnificent, marvelous, mad, mad, mad, mad Madam Mim.
Check out a selection of the series below.
Fans can find more of Tarusov’s stylish and winking work on Instagram, and the entirety of his Villains Pinup collection, (including that mad Madame) can be found on his website, where fans can also make a donation and download hi-res, less-than-safe-for-work versions of the works to print onto their canvas of choice, and maybe even live happily ever after.
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