Monday, November 22, 2010

In The Ruins

Where had it gone? Sure it had seen a rat scurrying by the stairs while soaring high above, the winged cat had dove down and landed among the ruins of an ancient human civilization. Ruins that were the most challenging place to hunt for its prey, as there were many places for it hide among all the debris. It was also one of the most plentiful hunting grounds in this part of the forest.

Winged cats had been an experiment that the wizards of old had used to make a more useful familiar. Cats were a natural familiar to wizard because of their intelligence and cunning nature. Very few wizards picked other animals than cats. Owls and ravens were the next most popular because of the ability to fly. But, they lacked the smarts that the felines naturally had. The wizards had not thought that the winged addition to the cat would be able to be passed on to the next generation but it was. Cats being part magic had been easily able to absorb the magic used to give them wings and it became a part of them.

This is a signed signed, numbered, limited edition, and hand checked by the artist Bill Simpson (me!) and is simply titled "In The Ruins". The print size is 11x14 on beautiful glossy paper. This is a professionally printed not an inkjet print from my home printer. All acid free materials.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Cats With Lightsabers and guns

I just about wet myself when I saw these.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Awakened by the sounds that came from the bottom of the canyon that was over half a mile away. It stretched its leathery wings and sniffed the air rising up the cliff side to try and catch the scent of what had invaded its territory this time. Nightfall had not come yet to the mountainous area so the eyes that were accustomed to seeing in complete darkness had trouble locating the small band of humans passing by. 

Humans. The scent said humans. They could be dangerous to even one as powerful as this one was. Humans sometimes carried weapons that could inflict serious damage so it was best to wait until nightfall to make its attack. When it had the advantage.

Prints available from my Etsy store here