Unless you're Benjamin Button, or, like, athletic, chances are you've gotten a bit bigger since your childhood. But guess what? So have all the superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters, and video-game greats you grew up with! LET'S ALL GET FAT TOGETHER!
Famous Chunkies is all about it. Created by artist Alex Solis, these 34 illustrations plumb the grim depths of fictional human obesity via chubby caped crusaders, hefty heroes, and a particularly destitute Charlie Brown.
Fatten your meatbelts, kids:
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Of all the illustrations, the most poignant is this one of Captain America crushing a platter of cheeseburgers by himself. Perhaps it's a commentary on our great nation's hopeless obesity rate. Or maybe, just maybe, it's a testament to the fact that these colors don't run... from cholesterol.
Dave Infante is a senior writer for Thrillist food & drink, and is within striking distance of his goal weight: infinity. Follow him on Twitter: @dinfontay.