I modeled Slick's cool and confident personality after the comic strip character, Heathcliff. Unlike Garfield, Heathcliff was a badass. I don't like Garfield anymore, but Heathcliff rocks. (I'm referring to classic Heathcliff by creator Geo Gately.) The artwork is gorgeous and the strip is very action-packed and energetic (especially the Sunday strips). If you look at Slick's expression in the second and third panels, you'll see shades of Heathcliff.