Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

There's doodling in your textbook. And then, there's what Japanese high school student Chanta is doing: elevating these drawings to a wonderfully twisted art form.

Previously, Kotaku showed off inventive school text drawings from throughout Asia.

Chanta is pushing the envelope even further, by erasing and redrawing the textbook images—instead of simply doodling over them. The resulting tableau looks completely different and totally subversive.

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

For his scribbles or "rakugaki" (落書き) as they're called in Japanese, Chanta uses textbooks. English language textbooks seem to be among his favorite.

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Here's what he did to create the above image:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

And so this image:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Becomes this:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Likewise, the below image:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Is turned into something very different:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

And finally, this:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Becomes this:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Even book covers are not safe:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

And here is a selection of some of Chanta's silly scrawls:

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

Brutal, Wacky Doodles Make School Books Fun

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