There are a few references in the book. Some people will get and some are kind of obscure.
In this one, Rob Ho’s character is referred to as “Golgo” which is an homage to my favorite anime as a kid; GOLGO 13. It was the first time I saw a hired killer as the main character. I was about 14 at the time and it blew my mind.
This page started out as a silly, goofy set up intro for Rob’s character and during the creation of the book, Rob’s sweet mom passed and this became a bittersweet tribute to a lovely woman.
It was difficult to get through it each time I got to this page to perform the next stage of art; penciling, inking, color, lettering. This book was more than just an art project for me when all was said and done.