Cartoonist, writer, and man-about-town John Leavitt, known to Interpol as The Whelk, noted on Twitter his intention to create a doodle for the first person who replied. No one had, so I have a doodle!

It was supposed to be my favorite TV/movie character. I actually spent a bit of time deciding… did I want the immortal Bogart, the immortal Tommy Perfect, the immortal Tank Girl? I ended up with the immortal Dante:

I'm not even supposed to be here today!

I’m not even supposed to be here today!

It’s harder to explain why I like Dante. Maybe because it’s actually a little difficult to make an everyman character who’s actually likeable. If you make them too bland they’re forgettable, and if you make them too virtuous they’re annoying.

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