"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
And so goes the exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland". To me, the Cheshire Cat is one of the coolest characters in that book. The Mad Hatter's probably the most fun, but the Cat is definitely the coolest and the wisest, despite his madness. Also, his cool disappearing act qualified him for this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Faded".
original inks with blue line underdrawing
cleaned up inks