So much knowledge to be gained… so many secrets to divine… how much can a mortal mind comprehend? This is the central theme, or I should say the central question behind the first illustration of my series, “THE WIZARDS.” This piece revolves around the first wizard archetype I’ve chosen to depict, “THE SAGE.” The sage is a sorcerer who is literally addicted to information- he is obsessed with uncovering the truth behind every mystery, from the origins of humanity to the secret location of Atlantis. He is so devoted to his search that it has turned manic, and he can only see the world around him as the pale imitation of the greater reality that exists within his own mind. Too much of anything is unhealthy, and knowledge is no exception. As stated by H.P. Lovecraft in his famous story The Call of Cthulu, “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” Stay tuned, because more insanity is coming soon!