I like to think that the Kremlings' absence in DK games lately is because K. Rool and his Krew have retired from villain-ing, and are spending their retirement playing baseball and flying around in barrels and whatever; and DK, no longer running and jumping around and having plenty of time to gorge on his banana horde, has packed on more than a few pounds.
And maybe during one of their friendly reunions, K. Rool admires DK's new regal shape ;o
I AM SO HAPPY WITH HOW THIS CAME OUT OMG
I wanted to do some style experimentation and tried to emulate the super appealing chunky ink style they used in King of Swing... I think it came out pretty good :9