Sure to be the next thing in overdone video game art, up there with minimalist character designs, faux propaganda posters, here are illustrations of classic video game heroes/antagonists like Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, with beards.

I'm not sure why Canadian illustrator Glen O'Neill, himself bearded, decided to create these, but there are sure to be more on his recenty launched blog Beards Mostly. There needs to be a Blaster Master piece, with Sophia the Third sporting facial hair.

It seems ike everyone's in a beard mood lately ever since Robin Williams showed off his impressive whiskers in the new Ocarina of Time 3D commercial.