I was going to start a series of Mortal Kombat illustrations, but as I began to draw Liu Kang throwing a fireball, he reminded me of something else entirely - Mario. The similarities are striking, really: Guy who wears red, shoots fireballs, loves a princess and fights dragons. Give that man a mustache already!
As I began doodling Liu Kang fighting Goro over the infamous Castle bridge, a whole bunch of connections between the series started coming to me. It inspired me to create the following illustrations... The Super Shaolin Bros!