King of the monsters. Ruler of the deep. Potent metaphor for the hubris of man and nuclear proliferation. Godzilla has been many things over the years, but never has he been the star of a Thomas Kinkade painting. But that oversight has been rectified by Ron Lemen, an artist whose work is gaining new attention. Behold.

Illustration for article titled Godzilla takes on his most colorful foe — Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

The Painter of Light is a formidable foe for the mighty Godzilla, but it appears his tranquil vistas are no match for the awesome power of the king of the monsters. And you know what, maybe this is just the kick these paintings needed.