Yes, that’s supposed to be me. Lot more hair! And a lot fewer wrinkles on my face!
But that’s okay: I needed a heroic image. I need to be a hero for the shit I have to accomplish. “Every situation needs a hero,” says a popular psychiatrist. And I’ve been the Doom Meistersinger for so long — this year alone, my avatars have included DUNGEON MASTER, DEATHLOK, ONIBABA, DOOM-DRUID, BARE-SHOULDERED IN BLACK AND WHITE, and worse. I need to be the guy in this illustration, looking up, looking past the clouds on the horizon and seeing the eternal Sun burning through.