There’s no question you have to be cool if you have theme parks around that world that revolve around your likeness, which is emblazoned on almost every available surface with people cheering for you and singing songs about you as parades and shows in your honor take place around the clock.
But there is such a thing as being too cool for school. You’d think Mickey Mouse might suffer from overexposure, but on the contrary, he’s so cool it’s almost painful. Kind of like a hipster.
Artist Jerrod Maruyama feels Mickey’s hipster pain. So much so that the former Disney illustrator has created a few images of Mickey in all of his hipster glory. It was only a matter of time before Mickey started taking shifts at a Park Slope co-op and sipping fair-trade, dairy-free and conflict-free java.
Take a look:
All images used with permission from Jerrod Maruyama
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