A discussion in the forums of the webcomic Adventurers! gave rise to this idea. Essentially, the question was posed as to how one of the main characters - Ardam - might look as an evil wizard. The idea apealed to me, so I ran with it. The thing is, the character design is a simple one. I couldn't change it too dramatically, or else it would no longer be recognizable as the original. Therefore, I focused on changing the colour scheme of the wardrobe and adding some more sinister and occult-looking elements to the wardrobe. I'm particulaly fond of the staff, which I envision as being a magically-distended femur, carved with runes, and topped with a truly otherworldly coral-like glowing crystal.