The industrious and accomplished comic artist Dan Spiegle, who drew the later Nester’s Adventures strips in Nintendo Power–as well as many movie, television, and literary adaptations in an Inkpot Award-winning career–died on January 28, 2017 at the age of 96.

To commemorate his passing, I looked back at Nintendo’s once mighty official North American magazine and examined one of Spiegle’s original drawings of that publication’s memorable mascot, Nester.