By this point, I had lived in Florida for a couple of years. I went back to Seattle to visit. I had come to realize that I needed more Rick poses for the comic. He agreed to pose for more photographs (I drew the images from photographs), but I was shocked to discover that he had completely changed his look.
Of course, by this time the comic had been running Seattle Weekly for a couple of years. I don’t know that the comic was a factor in his decision to change his appearance, but I like to think it was.