It's rare that I draw "half-animal" characters with button noses and such (Guineas, Hedge, and Vlad being the noteable, possibly only, exceptions). In this instance, however, it seemed appropriate. That, and I felt like seeing how it would look, so motion carried! *Gavel bang*
As to why the heck we wound up with a fox-girl Rhoda and who the heck this wizard guy is (you can, of course, tell he's a wizard because of the blue hat), upcoming comics will address such matters.