This Fan Artist Turns Pop Culture Into Mythological Icons

By Julie Muncy on at

When we say pop culture is iconic, we don’t usually mean it this literally.

Monarobot, an artist from Mexico, does, though: in a series of fascinating fan art, they turn characters from pop culture – dragons, monsters, mechs – into glyph icons, fashioned deliberately after Mayan art. With vivid colours and sharp stylisation, these pieces capture something of the religious, the mythological, in pop culture. We’ve looked at their art, a few years back, when they were tackling Pokemon, and they’re still at it, still making stunning iconic pieces.

Check some of them out below. Thanks to Monarobot for the permission, and check out their Patreon if you’re interested in supporting their work.

A poster of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.


The Xenomorph Queen.

EVA Unit 01 From Neon Genesis Evangelion.

All images: Monarobot