In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!STwenty years ago today, Kirby made his debut in Japan on the Gameboy in Kirby's Dream Land. Today, we celebrate the adorable ball of pink's birthday, and some of us commiserate with his inability to drink in certain countries. Fortunately I am not amongst those that do.

To celebrate, I've gathered some standout fan renditions of what is one of the cutest, most playful characters created in the video game world. Featured above is a yarn-laced Kirby from Kirby's Epic Yarn, because how can you not appreciate the soft colors and cute fabric stitching? But following in the gallery are many other interpretations, many of which include hybrid game characters. Be sure to click on the source links for full versions.

I want to stress that there are a *ton* more amazing pieces of fan art out there. These are just a few to commemorate Kirby's twenty years of existence.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Solid Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!

The Fellowship of Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Team Fortress Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Kirby Sucks.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Kirby and Meta Knight.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!

Kirby Gore.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Link Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

166 Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Kirby and Dedede flight

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Mega Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Moonlit Nap Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Pikachu and Kirby.

In Celebration of Kirby's 20th Birthday: Fan Art!S

Venom Kirby.