As a number of readers will know by now, Pokemon Sword/Shield’s art director James Turner is still a fairly active illustrator even when he isn’t working on the Pokemon franchise itself. In fact, Turner has had a particular penchant for drawing adorable fanart of Nintendo’s pink puffball Kirby in some truly bizarre scenarios – and these past weeks have been no exception!
Recently, Turner shared more of his personal doodles – where he conjures up his own hypothetical version of what Kirby’s “evil” counterpart might look like. Taking cues from how the greedy Wario contrasts Mario, this not-so-heroic inversion of Kirby would be lazier and certainly not as nice!
Check it out below:
Fresh Kirbs for y….
HOLD THE LINE! We got a bad one!!!
☠️ Wirby ☠️ pic.twitter.com/4830mX4SVD
— James Turner (@JamesTurner_42) March 7, 2021
The yellow pattern on the top of his head is said to have appeared because Wakirby is always thinking about gold and money 💰
— James Turner (@JamesTurner_42) March 8, 2021
With 55% of a total of 4,405 votes – the winner is…WARBY!! 🌟 🌟 🌟
Congratulations, Warby pic.twitter.com/FRnRa48EeX
— James Turner (@JamesTurner_42) March 11, 2021
What do you think of this strange inversion of the pink puffball? How would you create an “evil” version of Kirby?