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    Updated on Apr 14, 2019. Posted on Apr 13, 2019

    This Illustrator Transformed Stephen King's Monsters Into The Cutest And Cuddliest Things You've Ever Seen

    Is it weird to want to give Pennywise a great big hug?

    Martin Bruckner is the delightfully whimsical illustrator (and dad) known online as Spaghetti Toes.

    Martin first garnered attention thanks to his illustrations of the hilariously weird things his daughter Harper and other kids said:

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    A collection of these were released as a book, I Love You With All My Butt!

    Since then, Martin began a tribute series where he draws the beloved celebrities we've lost.

    Martin's latest project might be a little surprising considering his fun and uplifting style — it's a tribute to the twisted mind of Stephen King!

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    He's drawn Annie Wilkes from Misery:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    Charlene "Charlie" McGee from Firestarter:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    Carrie from, well, Carrie:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    And the Torrances (and Grady twins) from The Shining:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    Martin tells BuzzFeed he started to read King's books in junior high school, and has loved all things Stephen King ever since.

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    "When the remake of It came out I just had to draw a cute, little Pennywise," Martin says.

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    "After that I just couldn't stop doing Stephen King characters because there are so many incredible and unique monsters and villains that've come from the mind of King."

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    This is, of course, the possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury from Christine.

    "There are many lovable protagonists, too."

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    Here's Gordie, Chris, Vern, and Teddy from Stand By Me (or The Body in novella form).

    Others Martin has drawn include Red and Andy from The Shawshank Redemption:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    Plus Paul Edgecomb and John Coffey from The Green Mile:

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    In the end, Martin says he hopes Stephen King fans enjoy his work. "My art style has always been geared towards childlike and children's book-ish illustrations, so it's been super fun to make horrible horror movie monsters look like cute and cuddly little cartoons."

    Martin Bruckner / Via Instagram: @spaghettitoesdad

    You can follow Martin on Instagram and Facebook.

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