Huh, I wonder where the creator of today's TeeFury shirt could have possibly gotten this idea from?
It's so funny to me that I created something that people are actually doing parodies of.
EDIT: I've gotten some increased views on this post so I just wanted to point out that I have no hard feelings whatsoever about this design, I just thought it was something interesting to post about. A few people have told me that it is just a coincidence and I have no reason not to believe them. The thing that made me think otherwise was that, when compared to Mario in my piece, the Mega Man seen here is in the same pose, placed exactly the same in the drawing, and also in his underwear. I believe that the overall idea of a video game character looking in his closet is a simple one and I'm sure plenty of people have had it, but that same idea coupled with these visual similarities are what lead me to believe that my design may have been an influence here, even if it was only on a subconscious level. I know I've included things in my art and later realized that I've actually seen it somewhere else, and I think most artists have had a similar experience at some point.
Bu this leads into something I'd like to bring up: I make it a point not to be stingy with my work because I'm making it for people to see and enjoy. I hate when I visit an artist's website and they have image saving disabled, or a giant, all-encompassing watermark right through the middle of the drawing. I mean I don't want anybody to claim my work as their own or sell it for profit without my permission, but I think the vast majority of people have no such plans. I am very thankful for every single person who takes time to look at my drawings, and I am especially thankful if I somehow manage to inspire somebody with something I've done.