So, long ago, when I first started the comic, I told Ric what I was planning, and asked if he would pose for some photos I could use to draw his character. The very first pose he chose was one where he looked confused.
Years later, Rick changed his hair and glasses, so I needed to take new photos. I again asked him to pose. This time he’d seen a few years’ worth of the comic and how I’d treated the character based on the images he’d posed for. This time, the very first pose he came up with was the one you see in panels one and three, white knuckles, shouting in rage.