Canada’s official breast cancer awareness month might have ended with Halloween, but that doesn’t mean the disease itself is going away any time soon. Enter AleXsandro Palombo, a contemporary Italian artist and activist who is looking at breast cancer in a whole new way. His latest collection, “Survivor” is taking the Internet by storm thanks to the inclusion of a few familiar faces.
In the following illustrations, Palombo tackles body image and the problems surrounding breast cancer as a disease by envisioning what classic cartoon characters like Jessica Rabbit, Marge Simpson and several Disney princesses would look like if they underwent mastectomies. Observe:
This isn’t the first time the artist has used famous images to convey social commentary. Some of his other collections include topics such as domestic abuse, cyber bullying and image portrayal in the media.