Artists paying homage to great shows is not something that comes off as a surprise, and the act of paying homage in any form or manner has been existent ever since the dawn of humankind.

As undebatable as the topic of the greatest television show of our time goes, "Rick and Morty" is the undisputed winner, catering adult animation at its finest.

We’ve put together a list of some of the finest pieces of fan art of the show for you to feast your eyes on.

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1. Death whispers a lullaby

Starting the list off with something to get you right in the feels.

Joel Kilpatrick has illustrated a prequel to the series, showcasing a gruesome still off of what is clearly the aftermath of the war between the birdpeople and the galactic federation.

A young Rick Sanchez is seen comforting Birdperson, who seems to be mourning the loss of a beloved. Squanch is also seen towering mighty in the background. Incredible doesn’t quite cut it.

2. Buttery Goodness

This stunning piece of art by Bennett Slater showcases Rick’s butter robot, which debuted in season one’s “Something Ricked this Way Comes”. While the butter robot had more appearances, he is perhaps best known for questioning what his purpose is after his advent.

Slater’s art piece takes this light-hearted existentialism of the robot and places it in a darker tone.

The art style is reminiscent of retro science fiction art with a bit of post-apocalyptic flair, added by the rust upon the metal, creating an almost melancholic vibe.

3. Dog World

Jessica Edwards’ realistic depiction of Snuffles from season one’s “Lawnmower Dog” episode is a nice reimagining of a fan-favorite scene. When the dog becomes self-aware, one of the most notable things he noticed was his missing testicles, which he confronts Summer about.

Edwards’ gave this scene a more imaginable and threatening classic science-fiction take, making the scenario all the more menacing.

4. Perils and Portals

Xin Wang brings the dimension-hopping aspect of "Rick and Morty" into not so cartoonish realm. This detailed piece shows a scene that many fans are familiar with, the duo hoping from dimension to another during their adventures.

Wang makes the interesting move of making the characters more realistic to their age, adding a bit more depth to the dynamic of an older man and his young companion.

5. I like what you got!

Stephen Andrade has showcased one of the most iconic moments in the history of "Rick and Morty" in his illustration of Rick Sanchez standing mighty in front of the Cromulons.

Rick here is accompanied by his grandson Morty and Mister Poopybutthole, who isn’t a part of the original episode titled “Get Schwifty”. As the name of the episode suggests, the popular song from the episode is still a banger.

6. Peace among the worlds

Bosslogic combines two well-loved figures in this artwork who very well could fit together in many ways. Rick Sanchez has his image meshed with the iconic Clint Eastwood, giving the already grimy Rick a grittier ‘Dirtier Harry’ appeal. Both of these figures’ personas are rather aloof, tough, and mysterious. This quality makes Bosslogic’s imaginative mashup all the more fun.

7. For the damaged coda

EveryBery makes the concept of multiple selves across dimensions even more frightening with her Evil Morty piece. Evil Morty is just one of the many Mortys that viewers encounter throughout the series, currently serving as president-elect of the Citadel of Ricks.

Evil Morty shows himself as a cold character to be reckoned with after being elected, making this realistic artwork almost eerie.

8. Here I go killing again

Connor Gartland brings to life one of the most celebrated characters in the show. Krombopulous Michael is introduced as one of the deadliest gromflomite hitmen/assassins, only to be shortly killed by Morty by accident.

The episode “Mortynight Run”, aside from being known for K-Mike, also set the stage for the infamous Goodbye Moonmen.

9. Look at me!

Mikkel-Mulr has taken well-known characters first introduced in the episode “Meeseeks and Destroy” and adds some depth to their appearance with this artwork.

Here we see a Meeseeks that is possibly over its normal life-span, 24 hours, who has failed to perform a task. Meeseeks are known to become violent, insane, or erratic after this time period, so it’s easy to imagine what caused the injuries.

10. Wubba lubba dub dub

The style and influence of Vincent Van Gogh are more than a little apparent in Ashly Lovett’s portrait of Rick Sanchez. Rick is presented in his usual excitable, drooling stopper here in the same sort of style that Van Gogh painted most of his self-portraits in.

Van Gogh was known to have suffered bouts and symptoms of mental illness, which is not far off from Rick in that category.

11. Tinkles

Killerkun brings back a style that may remind some science fiction fans of their favorite artwork from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Killerkun’s depiction of Morty’s sister, Summer, shows her doing something rather regular for her, being on her phone. The art style of this piece takes a typical scene from the show and makes it feel like it has a much larger place in the universe.

12. 100 years Rick and Morty

Christopher Shy, like many artists in this list, took the approach of realistically depicting "Rick and Morty"’s namesake characters.

Shy’s artwork adds a darker tone to the show’s themes of dimension hopping and the extraterrestrial by using a palette of muted colors and using the element of depth. It’s not hard to imagine what wonders that the pair might see in reality when looking at this piece.

A walk down memory lane

Witnessing the recreation of characters from our beloved show in various styles by different artists only makes our wait for the fourth season [VIDEO] a little easier. Cheers to all the artists who made it on the list.