"Gag Me With a Toon 4" opened at Culver City's WWA Gallery on St. Patrick's Day and runs through April 21. I stopped by last weekend to check out the show. Below are 10 impressive pieces inspired by retro cartoons.10. The Passion of Evil-Lyn by Jasmine Worth
It couldn't be easy being the only lady in Skeletor's crew. It's probably harder, though, to deal with Skeletor's delusions of grandeur on a daily basis, especially when you have your own ambitions. Using religious symbolism, Jasmine Worth captures the essence of the complicated, perhaps even misunderstood, Evil-Lyn.9. Sailorman by Jon Chase
When you grow up watching a lot of Popeye cartoons, it's easy to wonder what the sailor might look like in real life. Jon Chase's airburshed piece accomplishes that. Check out the size of Popeye's forearm and the way his face wrinkles as his mouth contorts and he squints an eye.8. Gossamer by Gunnar
There wasn't much of a Looney Tunes presence inside Gag Me With a Toon, but Gunnar's rendition Gossamer made up for that. Gossamer isn't one of the best known characters in the Looney Tunes canon, but the cuddly-looking monster is certainly familiar to those of us who grew up watching the classic cartoons. Gunnar plays upon the cuteness of the Chuck Jones-created character, with big, smiling eyes and casually unlaced sneakers.