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July 8th, 2009

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Tim Clearly babies are on the brain for me, but hopefully that’s not an entirely bad thing for the comic. Someone had mentioned doing a Kirby comic, and I thought that inventing a baby Kirby would be fun since Nintendo hasn’t done it yet. Ray definitely helped ‘nurture’ this idea along as I was about to throw the baby out with the bath water. I think we probably ‘milked’ the idea for all it was worth. Did I mention babies on the brain?

RayKirby and Kirbaby. I like it. Feel free to pay me for the idea, Nintendo…

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84 Comments

  1. chief1185 says:

    Hahaha!!! That was awesome!! I stayed up till’ 3:20 for this and I have to admit it was worth it!!!

  2. Jonny Niko says:

    Hey Ray you should come over and play COD 5 on Wednesday.

    I giggled a lot on this one. Especially between panels 5 and 6. My mind filled in the blanks with the motion I know for kirby swallowing stuff and was pleased.

    I also really enjoyed the grainy effect over the panels when kiddie kirby is crying. Because that is what my day feels like when Logan is crying.

    Good job guys!

  3. Matteron says:

    1: This was a really clever idea.
    2: Tim it’s okay if babies are on your mind. They still make good scripts.
    3: Tim no more puns…they are starting to get awkward.
    4: Tim: Nice job with the drawing Ray.

    Total: 7
    why?: Puns…That’s all I have to say…

  4. Tacos says:

    The colors are awesome in this one. That’s the first thing I need to say. The first two and last panel especially; I love the effect.
    I’d also say it falls under my top 10 (don’t quote me, I’d need to look back). It has that idea of something simple used to make a great joke. NCG indeed

  5. The Gastronomic Gamer says:

    The graphic style for this comic is so perfect. It reminds me of both nails being dragged across a chalkboard and a baby crying which, really, aren’t that different. I am finally approving. Here is your well-earned NCG.

  6. igorpwnweed says:

    Love it! Reminds me of Brawl in the Family.

  7. GX Echidna says:

    So I think that we can expect every new 2P Start comic to be fatherhood-related. That is to say, where else can Tim possibly draw inspiration from now?

  8. GX Echidna says:

    I think that Daddy Kirby neglected to use the parenting trick that will always stop an infant from crying instantly and consistently.

    Sit the baby atop a Yoshi. Works every time.

  9. Airknight says:

    I bet Kirby losses a lot of bottles, pacifiers, and teething rings that way.

  10. Daecious says:

    dudes. this comic is so beautiful looking… Tim, i think you can thank Lily for this one. 🙂

  11. marcod says:

    Ha ha! Awesome! Great comic as usual.

  12. Ryman says:

    For the past few weeks I’ve tried analyzing all the comics I could, but this week, I just can’t do it. Mostly because you guys already pointed out the underlying theme…EXCEPT FOR ONE THING!

    Why did he just absorb Sonic? It would of been the same power…

    …the power to suck!

  13. ultimateDK says:

    Kirbaby looks surprisingly similar to a light bulb in his ‘milk power’ form.

    Tim, I think you should get a bottle for Lily in the same shape as milk-power Kirbaby. That would be pretty cool.

    Also, I really like the noise pollution effect that Kirbaby’s scream has on the comic. I think we need to get an animated version of this. And anybody else for wallpaper of the last panel? 🙂

    Finaly, I can’t stop saying the name…such an awesome name…KIRBABY!

  14. mocliamtoh says:

    I wonder what Bottle Kirbaby’s power is…

  15. Snifit says:

    Ugh first a Mega Man comic and now a Kirby comic. Has 2p Start run out of ideas? Are you guys just copying ever other webcomic, like Kirby himself? EVERYONE has done a this Kirby joke. This comic USED to be good back when it didn’t steal its material.

    ….Only joking. This comic was pretty funny.
    And babies do have a way of permeating into every aspect of life. I just hope the next comic doesn’t have Baby Tim and Baby Ray. Wouldn’t mind Baby Lily popping in though. That’d be kinda neat.

  16. Anon says:

    Kirbys look weird with eyebrows.

  17. roadjcat says:

    Funny, but predictable. 🙂

  18. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Aw! I just noticed that Bottle Kirbaby cries milk! Nice job guys! I think this is the first Kirby focussed comic you’ve done (since Kirby was in the Anti-ValentiNES comic as well).

  19. roadjcat says:

    Aw! I just noticed that Bottle Kirbaby cries milk! Nice job guys!

    I think you just found the detail that Ray never expects us to notice. XD

  20. Beautiful art. Since there is no dialogue, the facial expressions have to convey everything, and they succeed in doing so.

  21. steve-ohs says:

    Great Comic!
    I love the expressions on the kirby’s face. Simple joke, but super effective.

  22. Nebula427 says:

    As much as I hate the idea of being a zombie, I feel that I have to “rise from my grave” for this one. The cycle of emotions in this comic seem to parallel my reactions when I do the Kirby dance taunt in Smash. The annoyance of being beat down to the joy of pulling off an amazing come from behind smash to the confusion of when I am inevitably smashed off the screen due to my vulnerability as I taunt. This emotional waltz is beautifully represented here with a combination of stunning colors and overwhelming cuteness. Well done, sirs. Well done.

  23. Gadoink says:

    I wonder what a Ray Kirby would look like…
    Or a Tim Kirby…
    Or a Miley Kirby even?
    (This is the part where roadjcat says “Or a Rouge Kirby”)

  24. roadjcat says:

    (This is the part where roadjcat says “Or a Rouge Kirby”)

    Crap. That didn’t even come to mind. I’m losing it! 😮

  25. ultimateDK says:

    However, I am scared to know who the mother is…

    Just google “girl Kirby” and see what comes up.

    …On second thought, don’t…

  26. Wyrm says:

    O.o, where are they? Green Hill Zone?

    Also, I find it a little creepy how you made that rain, or does he have a power to radiate sadness in a sphere around him sort of like Kirby’s singing ability xD.

    Did it get worse in the last panel because he’s now a bottle as well? Or is it a closeup.

  27. LoLz says:

    Annoyed Kirby looks awesome.

  28. ultimateDK says:

    I just realized…
    If Kirbaby drank his own tears in the last panel, then he’d be satisfied and wouldn’t be crying anymore, but then if he’s not crying he’d have no milk, and thus he’d start crying, which would give him the milk he wants, etc….

    O.o This is the wackiest paradox of a comic I’ve ever seen.

  29. elah says:

    Here’s a tip: use a pacifier. Baby kirby wouldn’t be able to swallow it.

  30. Bobipine says:

    I didn’t analysed it as the other living being, and the zombie, above me… I just think that the milkbottle Kirbaby, or Birby (too close to Birdie never mind) looked like a Boo for a reason I don’t know… maybe it’s the evil/annoyed/sorrow/corrupted effect when he cry….

    good comic, hope I don’t turn into someone who blindly likes anything you guys do, even on purpose to test us, or somehow delete my comment like last week’s

  31. Bobipine says:

    P.S. this week’s 2PStart logo creeps me out a bit

  32. DrOswald says:

    I like the comic. Especially the panel that kirbaby turns into a milk bottle. Nice art.

  33. D3vin says:

    I wonder what a Ray Kirby would look like…
    Or a Tim Kirby…
    Or a Miley Kirby even?
    (This is the part where roadjcat says “Or a Rouge Kirby”)

    Or a D3vin Kirby…..
    Hey, I’m working as fast as I can on my next guest comic…
    [spoiler]Don’t call it a comeback,
    I’ve been here for years.[/spoiler]

  34. BulimicKoala says:

    This comic is definitely in my top 126 2p Start comics.

  35. toof says:

    RISE FROM THE GRAVE Ive been since the secod comic and ive just been to lazy to comment (SORRY) your comic is great

  36. Betta splenden says:

    The 3rd panel would look great as a wallpaper.

  37. TomX says:

    Awesome! I think Kirby is such an under-rated Nintendo character. Thanks for throwing some love his way guys!

  38. Anon says:

    Wait, does Kirby have teeth? I didn’t think he did.
    After all, teeth (in a peaceful creature such as Kirby) are only there to aid in the process of mechanical digestion- but Kirby doesn’t use mechanical digestion as he only swallows.
    Are Kirbys born with teeth to help their swallowing as they mature, only to fall out when they become proficient at their swallow abilities?
    If that’s the reason then why does Kirbaby only have one tooth?

  39. Anon says:

    Also, Kirbaby’s foot is on the wrong way in panel 3

  40. Anon says:

    Also, Kirbaby’s foot is on the wrong way in panel 3

    Same with Kirby in the last panel

  41. Anon says:

    One more thing: No knubby elbows… 🙁

  42. Ray says:

    Also, Kirbaby’s foot is on the wrong way in panel 3. Same with Kirby in the last panel

    Thanks, but that is how I intended them. It just looks a little awkward in panel 3 is all.

  43. roadjcat says:

    One thing I didn’t mention before was that I liked the flash when he turns into bottle Kirby. Nice effect.

  44. roadjcat says:

    Oh and I think the The World Ends With You cast needs to help them clear that Noise. XD Okay that was a bad joke, but I wanted to say it.

  45. Madcow says:

    *g*
    Definitly inspired by someone with a baby (who could it be? hmm, guess we will never know)
    Your comics are always so profound, its amazing.

    By the way, do you guys played The Conduit, what do you think of it?

  46. Gadoink says:

    Did anyone else notice that Kirbaby has a lighter blue eye color then Kirby?

  47. BadnikHunter says:

    NCG (Does it feel like not many people say taht anymore?) Was this Kirbaby’s first transformation, and does this in any way relate to Tim’s baby (I hope not). Also, Ray, why did you place them in Green Hill Zone? (Green checkered ground, clear blue sky and the sea in the background)

  48. BadnikHunter says:

    Did anyone else notice that Kirbaby has a lighter blue eye color then Kirby?

    Dont try to get a mention in the podcast by noticing somehting… XD

  49. Ray says:

    Also, Ray, why did you place them in Green Hill Zone? (Green checkered ground, clear blue sky and the sea in the background)

    I was loosely basing their environment off of Green Greens from Melee.

    http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/stages/images/stage32/stage32_080313d-l.jpg

  50. BadnikHunter says:

    Also, Ray, why did you place them in Green Hill Zone? (Green checkered ground, clear blue sky and the sea in the background)

    I was loosely basing their environment off of Green Greens from Melee.
    http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/stages/images/stage32/stage32_080313d-l.jpg

    Oh, never realized Green Greens was like that. I should stop playing Sonic for a while…

  51. With a little clever rearranging, this has become one of my favorite wallpapers. Also, “Kirbaby” made lol, just a funny word. Kirrrrbaayyyyybeeeee.

    Anyways, 2P start will not die, it can’t. Just tossing a child into the mix can’t destroy such a wonderful comic, only enhance it.

    *done sucking up*
    Pun not intended

  52. Snifit says:

    P.S. this week’s 2PStart logo creeps me out a bit

    What do you mean cree- AUGH GET IT AWAY!!

  53. Burnflare says:

    You know what would be a great alternate ending to this comic? Kirby getting a babysitter.

    “It’s a-me, Mario!”

  54. BadnikHunter says:

    Ugh first a Mega Man comic and now a Kirby comic. Has 2p Start run out of ideas? Are you guys just copying ever other webcomic, like Kirby himself? EVERYONE has done a this Kirby joke. This comic USED to be good back when it didn’t steal its material.
    ….Only joking. This comic was pretty funny.
    And babies do have a way of permeating into every aspect of life. I just hope the next comic doesn’t have Baby Tim and Baby Ray. Wouldn’t mind Baby Lily popping in though. That’d be kinda neat.

    Woah, I thought you were serious. I was like “Other people have made a Baby Kirby and made him swallow a bottle?” But once the “This comic used to be good” came up, I knew it was a joke

  55. Anon says:

    I just googled a thing…and something special came up, at least imo.

    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4676/omg2pstart.jpg

  56. A.L. says:

    I think this was even better than the Mega Man comic from last week xD.

  57. BadnikHunter says:

    I just googled a thing…and something special came up, at least imo.
    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4676/omg2pstart.jpg

    Heh, nice. Number 1 out of 62,700. And nice blocking out your bookmarks and your Email adresss.

  58. Aaron says:

    I say a megaman star force comic would be a good idea. It’s not just another spinoff series. All 7 megaman star force games have been excellent and if anyone begs to differ than say something, but still, a star force comic would be appreciated

  59. Gadoink says:

    I just found a vacuum cleaner brand called Kirby.

    Of course this is hilarious due to the fact that Kirby sucks up and inhales things.

    Whee.

  60. roadjcat says:

    You know what would be a great alternate ending to this comic? Kirby getting a babysitter.
    “It’s a-me, Mario!”

    Is it weird to that I didn’t think to say “Or a Rouge Kirby” but Rouge being the babysitter crossed through my mind? 0_o

  61. ultimateDK says:

    I just found a vacuum cleaner brand called Kirby.
    Of course this is hilarious due to the fact that Kirby sucks up and inhales things.
    Whee.

    I thought that was the inspiration behind Kirby’s name (?)
    We used to have a Kirby vaccuum cleaner long before his first game came out, so I made the connection when I was a kid, but am I wrong in saying that the vaccuum was the reason behind Kirby’s name?

  62. ultimateDK says:

    Heh heh…in that case, Kirbaby’s name should be “dustbuster” 😉

  63. Zoltan says:

    Wow, what can I say, short, simple, and still really good. Nice to know that 2p start still has good quality comics even after Tim’s baby.

    NWG (nice work guys)

  64. Gadoink says:

    I just found a vacuum cleaner brand called Kirby.
    Of course this is hilarious due to the fact that Kirby sucks up and inhales things.
    Whee.

    I thought that was the inspiration behind Kirby’s name (?)
    We used to have a Kirby vaccuum cleaner long before his first game came out, so I made the connection when I was a kid, but am I wrong in saying that the vaccuum was the reason behind Kirby’s name?

    Oh, I didn’t hear about those vacuums until recently.

  65. Snifit says:

    I just found a vacuum cleaner brand called Kirby.
    Of course this is hilarious due to the fact that Kirby sucks up and inhales things.
    Whee.

    I thought that was the inspiration behind Kirby’s name (?)
    We used to have a Kirby vaccuum cleaner long before his first game came out, so I made the connection when I was a kid, but am I wrong in saying that the vaccuum was the reason behind Kirby’s name?

    Supposedly it was either the vacuum company or Nintendo’s attorney, John Kirby, who defended them against Universal when they sued over copyright claims between Donkey Kong and King Kong.

    And now you know

  66. D3vin says:

    And now you know

    AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!!!!!
    *G.I JOE*

    😉

  67. Burnflare says:

    And now you know

    AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!!!!!
    *G.I JOE*

    ^^This message is brought to you by Epic Win, because sometimes, regular run-of-the-mill win simply isn’t enough. XD

  68. Ray says:

    By the way, do you guys played The Conduit, what do you think of it?

    I haven’t got around to it yet. Not sure if I’ll have the time to…

  69. Amorin Uzuki says:

    Another fantastic comic, as always!

    Regards from Spain!

  70. Isaac says:

    Well Done!

  71. mocliamtoh says:

    I just noticed, in the third panel, where Kirbaby is drinking from the bottle, the milk level isn’t high enough for him/her/it/whatever-the-hell-gender-it-is to drink. Is that a mistake?

    I think that it is, but to justify it, Kirbaby wasn’t getting any milk out of the bottle, and started sucking harder until it inhaled the whole bottle. Proceed to panel 4.

  72. BulimicKoala says:

    By the way, do you guys played The Conduit, what do you think of it?

    I haven’t got around to it yet. Not sure if I’ll have the time to…

    You don’t have time for anything anymore. We miss you Ray.

    Also what if kirby swallowed baby kirby? Would it become a super kirby or a medium sized kirby?

  73. D3vin says:

    What if kirby swallowed baby kirby? Would it become a super kirby or a medium sized kirby?

    In Smash bros, Kirby(Kirby A) would steal the power of the second Kirby(Kirby B)
    If ‘B’ did not have a power, nothing would happen to ‘A’

    That’s all I have to say

  74. Tom Flapwell says:

    Canonically, isn’t Kirby himself a baby?

  75. wordnerd says:

    don’t beat yourself up about the comic Ray, its not bad.

  76. Doopliss says:

    OH YAY!

    I mentioned the idea for a Kirby comic last week and you actually took my idea! That makes me glad. Does that mean I can replace Tim for the ideas of the comics?

  77. elah says:

    WALLPAPER PLEASE!!!

  78. Myuu says:

    This is actually quite similar to many of Brawl in the Family’s kirby comics. Which is to say, it’s really good :).

    This is my second favorite Webcomic after BitF. In fact, it’s the only other one I read.

  79. Carl says:

    kirbaby has more teeth than kirby
    is it that they are born with a full set and after years of inhaling enemies the teeth one by one falls

  80. I absolutely love the effects on the baby when he (she?) is crying. They look cool.

  81. Brawl Girl says:

    Oh lol. This one was very funny. Indeed it’s feels like a BitF comic, yet somehow different at the same time.

    I’m not sure if you guys ever heard of a cancled game called Kid Kirby, have you?

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