I was watching game grumps awhile back when they where playing Super Mario Bros 2, and they pointed out how when Luigi shirks his head stays huge then i thought it must be hard to keep a head up that's the same size as your body, and that's how this pic came to be.
Did a bit of experimenting with picking colors in this pic, mostly used it on the "!" and the spiky hurt mark thing. I also tried using a smaller brush for the lines in the BG like a friend suggested, then lightened the BG layers the further back the went which makes the characters in the foreground pop which i wanted. Dunno why i i wanted to put news print effect on the BG but i looks cool and I made it different sizes too to match how faraway it is.
Also experimented with their expressions a little, i think they came out ok.