Something cool for anyone who reads, and who reads comics:
Have you read Sandman? Do you remember Gilbert, a.k.a. Fiddler's Green?
Unfortumately, I'm having trouble finding a picture of him, so you'll just have to visualise him.
Check this out.
Apparently G. K. Chesterton was a man who delighted in theological paradoxes, and "...was a semiheroic, sermipreposterous figure with his enormous girth, his flapping broad-brimmed hat, his cape and sword stick." (The Father Brown Omnibus, from the preface by Auberon Waugh).
I feel terribly clever.
I recommend The Man Who Was Thursday. Don't let anybody spoil the plot; don't read the blurbs.