May 2004

Visually, this character was more than a little inspired by Marvel’s Doctor Strange; the unselfconsciously garish colour scheme, the loose, flowing clothing, and the immaculate tidiness of the whole presentation. People have looked at the beard and moustache and the long flowing hair and asked me if this was meant to be Jesus. I suppose people are free to read what they want into it.

The symbol in the background is an angelic seal that I found online. If I had it to do again today, I would re-draw it from scratch and do the lighting by hand instead of falling back on PhotoShop’s lens flare, but, what the hell. At the time, it seemed a grand notion.