Friday, February 3, 2017

Cat Wizard

"Radagast the Brown" is a wizard whose powers specialize in cats and cat-related magic. No grand gestures for him, nor special effects or armies on the battlefield. Just cats, all species of them. Cats can do amazing things, as you know. They can sneak silently where other creatures can't even fit. They can solve problems that humans don't even know exist. And they can charm the enemy into inactivity. And every so often, you need the help of a lion or a tiger. In the gameworld of "Haven," Radagast is for the (mostly) non-violent and the quiet character rather than the sword or magic wielder. Yet cats are magic so pay attention to Radagast if by chance you see him.

Black ink on illustration board, 7" x 5 1/2", spring 1984.

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