Sparticus Maximus Squirrelicus

A month ago when I started working on initial ideas for this new board game, my client/art director told me he was having an epic battle with squirrels in his backyard. They had taken over and were daring him to do something about it… an ongoing, ferocious military conflict! I immediately sketched this picture and sent it to him in an email entitled “Squirrel Warning!” I told him the sqirrels in his backyard had pooled their money together and hired this enforcer to come and settle the score with him…

…and that is how this picture made it into the board game.