22nd February 2024 1:00 pm
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Hellboy creator Mike Mignola reveals his spin on Pokémon

Fan reimaginings and sketches of Pokémon are nothing new, but not every fan artist happens to be Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. 

Over the last couple of days Mignola has been gracing his followers on Twitter with great sketches of various Pokémon done in his style. 

Some are more realistic, while others are a bit more cartoonish than you may expect from him. 

Looking through all the drawings released almost all of the chosen Pokémon are from the first generation. Now we don’t want to be too hasty and call Mignola a Genwunner, because one sketch does feature the generation 2 pseudo legendary Tyranitar, which is one of our favourite designs of all time. 

As to why Mignola is doing this, aside from the fun of it, our guess is to auction off the art for charity. Various pieces of his have been put onto eBay where interested buyers can try and win the original works.

Money from these auctions is being donated to World Central Kitchen, an organisation which tackles food supply in crisis and poverty situations. World Central Kitchen is currently helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic by getting food to those who would struggle to otherwise, such as the elderly. 

At the time of writing, however, none of the new Pokémon pieces have been put up for the auction. The most recent item to be uploaded is a pencil sketch of Hellboy as a giant mech and an accompanying King Kong-esque monster. 

Those hoping to snag one of these drawings, Pokémon or otherwise, will need deep pockets as they’re racking up thousands of dollars each. 

All of the Pokémon sketches released by Mignola can be viewed below by way of embeds from his Twitter account. 

Unfortunately the most recent drawing, of Pikachu, looks to be the last given the accompanying caption for the upload.


Tyranitar and Gengar

Charmander, Psyduck and Jigglypuff

Gyarados and Mew

Nidoqueen and Lickitung

Scyther and Omastar

Weezing and Slowbro


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