Sex Pistols imagined as a Hanna Barbera cartoon


Illustrator Dave Perillo says: "This what i thought a Hanna Barbera cartoon about the Sex Pistols would've looked like if they made one in the 70's…"


  1. That is not quite right, H-B cartoons are famously cheap, they don’t do shading (the blue car), all colors are flat and faces aren’t drawn like that…. (¬_¬) This look more like cartoon-network era…

    1. Yeah. It’s like those retro Flash games that try to resemble a Atari 2600 or Colecovision game but end up using too many colors or sprites. If you want to be retro, do your research.

  2. “Come on, Gang……we have to solve the mystery of the Spectral Ghost Gondola that’s been scaring away fishermen from Fishy Eye Patch Creek…..and get some heroin for Syd……before Friday night’s gig!”

  3. Nah, wouldn’t work. 
    Every single Hanna-Barbera spin-off franchise had the mandatory addition of an anthropomorphic household pet, either a bumbling dog or a wiseass cat, whose sole purpose of existence was to slow down and stretch the plot by falling over multiple times.
    Now, the anthropomorphic car could be there to play that part, but on second glance, he looks much to likable for that. Mr. Cool he ain’t.

  4. I have to be honest, when I saw the headline  I thought I was going to like this alot more than I did…

  5. I just have to plug tankriot’s hanna-barbera episode.  Its a long watch, and lots of it is offtopic (As is the theme of tank riot), skip to about a third of the way in to hear the real stuff:

    The gist of it is, sure, hanna-barbera sucked in terms of animation and such, but they brought cartoons to a point where they could be accessed by more people, and *on television* more.  It cost many, many, many, many more times to produce a ‘traditional’ cartoon, which made people wary to carry larger ones.

  6. What?  You mean the Sex Pistols were not a Hanna Barbera cartoon?  I don’t believe it, not for a second.

  7. I’m picturing Malcom McLaren as a Phil Ken Sebben type of walk-on character…

    “Johnny! You are my little artful dodgers, Ha Ha Ha!”

    1. Speak for yourself. This child of the 70s thinks it’s pretty funny. C’mon, they’re in a dune buggy.

    1. Nah, I think consumerism is much easier for children to understand.  Buy things so you’ll temporarily stop feeling rotten about yourself until you buy something else again.  Repeat until you have a mid-life crisis.

      On the other hand, I’ve found many adults don’t understand anarchy, much less children… especially if the children have been subjected to parents that’ve succumbed to a monolithic information diet composed of rightwing, corporatist media.

      They tend to have trouble with understanding global climate change and wildly misunderstand many other important issues as well for some reason.

        1. “I am not an anarchist, and I never was … I wrote a song called ‘Anarchy in the UK’, but that doesn’t make me an anarchist. I also wrote a song called ‘Pretty Vacant’ and I’m certainly not vacant. I wrote a song called ‘God Save the Queen’, and I ain’t no queen.”

          – John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)

  8. So do we all recognize the two-finger salute there? (Something to do with cheap peasants with cheap longbows defeating invading armies of expensive knights in shining armor?)

  9. (removing mask)

    “Look it is old man McLaren!”

    “I would’ve had a hit single if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids.”

  10. I would have watched it if I could have wrested the TV away from my sisters on any Saturday morning 34 years ago. It would have to have been better than Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels or the Kroft Supershow, although I would have enjoyed a battle of the bands betwixt Kaptain Kool and the Kongs and the four lads from London. Maybe the Pistols could have shown up in Fat Albert’s junkyard and smashed Rudy’s bass.

  11. Um…you’re letting Sid drive?  Is that…is that such a good idea?

    Sure, the others may be equally untrustworthy, and JR would no doubt sideswipe bobbies and perambulators.

    But Sid is going to Nod Off…chances are in front of a speeding lorry or on the railroad tracks.

    It would make for a proper boisterous animated Kablammo though

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