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Fantasy Art and Comics: Caligo the cat tromps over a Heroquest game board dungeon

Caligo, Dungeon Destroyer


He is Caligo, the darkness, a feared legend— an enamel painting of our cat for my wife's birthday. Pet paintings can be generic and cute with the cat sitting pretty against a simple backdrop, but this screwball doesn't fit that scenario very well. This scene was inspired by a recent Heroquest campaign (yes, still going after 22 years!) in which Caligo, wanting attention or food, jumped aboard and started wrecking the dungeon. The red playing pieces are the heroes. Notice how Cal's tromping over the elf; two defense dice aren't going to help him much. If those heroes were Good vs. Medieval, they'd be saying, "FIGHT 'IM LATER!"