You might not known Japanese illustrator NekoshowguN. But you damn well should. The young artist first made her splash as part of the Osaka art collective Digmeout.
Before that, NekoshowguN was doing illustrations of Nintendo characters in her freetime — for fun. And before that, she was playing Nintendo games.
Her art is pulpy and glossy, covered in lipstick and blood. There's pure sex appeal mashed with pure terror.
"I loved video games since I was a kid," NekoshowguN recently told Kotaku. She grew up playing Mario and Zelda. "I'm kind of stuck on recollections of meeting Nintendo characters. Surely, I'm not alone."
No, NekoshowguN, you are not.