So yes, this is my painting that will be gracing the playmats. It was commissioned by Mike Guptil who specifically asked for "zany". The previous playmat illustrations done by Ron Spencer featured a werewolf vs. squirrels - and - goblins vs. platypuses. Mike pushed me beyond my original vision to get even zanier and so this abomination of barnyard battling is what resulted.
*If you look closely, you can find the names of Mike's five kids hidden around the painting (though they may be a bit hard to read at this resolution).