Incessant reruns of Batman and Star Trek had a profound impact on my youthful aesthetic. In trying to figure out things like green babes and the Catwoman that populated those shows, I imagined the stories that got them to where they were. And while those stories aren't necessarily important, the process of wondering about them opened a creative door. Most of my models are friends, and they are all collaborators. We usually start with an idea, a general direction, a color, and from there create an intriguing character. If you look at these and wonder what the story is, we've succeeeded.