The Pokeymans Project: Pokemon Drawn By A Person Who’s Never Seen Them

You probably already know Noelle Stevenson, whose Broship of the Rings made the interwebz a better place last year. Now she’s drawing Pokemon… but she’s never even seen most of them. So, uh, how does that work? Stevenson explains: “I’m having Pokemon described to me by intoxicated art students while we watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I know absolutely nothing about Pokemon, and they are laughing at me.”

This might be the best thing that’s ever happened. Even better than the Popinator. Possibly better than that Atari 2600 lamp I nearly wept over. (Maybe.) The descriptions Stevenson gets for the Pokemon are almost as good as the pictures she draws, and largely explain why this project is awesome and hilarious but the drawings are almost never close, because wow. For example:

Okay, well I guess there’s a chance that this one could… oh.

Maybe not.

OK, let’s try this again. Keldeo should be pretty easy to explain.


Honestly, this one didn’t have a chance.

There are several more examples up on Stevenson’s tumblr, How Are You I’m Fine Thanks. The project is so popular it has spawned its own fanart community, which takes the Pokeymans and pretties them up a bit. So awesome.

[Shout-out to BR for the link!]

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