Nick and the Lion

In the center is the Lion in his human state.

Around him are various sketches of Nick Chopper’s head. This is Beastie’s Nick from my 1997 sketchbook, not Oz Squad’s Nick (from whenever the hell I finish drawing it). This Nick has been the King (Emperor?) of the Winkies for almost a century and he’s quite contented with that. Every couple of years he has a new body built for himself and has his old one installed in his palace gardens to gracefully rust away.