You want to know why I've long been fascinated by Square Enix's vaunted Dragon Quest series?
Take in the illustration below, which was made by artist Zac Gorman for an iam8bit gallery exhibition that opens this Friday in Los Angeles.
Seriously, how could you not fall head over heels in love with such a charming cast of characters?
For those of you who are up for a bit more of Gorman's brilliance, check out this Donkey Kong-inspired t-shirt design.
No joke: if I hadn't just bought two game-related tees, I'd pick up one of the above faster than you can say, "It's-a me, Jumpman!"