As we reported last week, UK publication Nintendo Gamer has come to the end of its life, marking the sad conclusion of a story which started two decades ago with first issue of Super Play. Nintendo Gamer can trace its ancestry back to that publication, although it has understandably endured a few name changes along the way.
The man who provided the cover artwork for the debut issue of Super Play all those years ago was Wil Overton, who would go on to work as a designer at Rare.
He currently rests his pencils at Blitz Game Studios, but has taken the time to provide Nintendo Gamer with its final cover - a fitting end when you consider his history with the magazine.
Update: Wil has posted the original images on his blog - the composite character was created for the subscriber copy of the magazine.