...and it's 1994..."
Now that I have your attention, allow me to disclose that I am uncertain as to the fate of Pinhead.
Birdbrain's gonna get off easy, since he no longer has a bird and looks nothing like he did in 1950.
Perhaps I could turn Pinhead back into a human, like you saw him in STRK and the little-viewed Agent Lana comic. However, with Pinhead normal in the new comic, I would lose a lot of stuff like this:
PH: I said, PUT THE MONEY IN!
BANK TELLER: Sh-shou-shouldn't you be wearing a mask?
PH: Listen lady, do I need a mask WHEN I LOOK LIKE THIS?!
That is genuine pre-production material there. Or:
PINHEAD: Any other questions?
JACK: Yeah. Were you born this ugly, or did you have to work at it?
PINHEAD: DAMMIT! [Shoots the ground next to Jack's foot] Bring my face up one more time, and I may be a little more on-target...
I originally set one of many storylines to focus on Pinhead the Mutant. (There's stuff about furries conforming to the city, the robot S.K.I.P., and more) His started with a freak - mutilated face, noctunal, living in a warehouse with a group of mishapitants - soon showing his relations to each of the Maulers, how he acted quite normal and was stealing only for plastic surgery. Then, he falls for a female that the main character was after, and more crap would ensue...the thing is, how do I show "things-aren't-as-they-seem" and "beauty-and-the-beast" themes when Pinhead looks like a 29-year-old Skipper? If I give him looks, I instantly take away his criminal motive. He can't be stealing just to get rich; Alex appears briefly and does just that.
Can't start anyway; not until I finish Lunar Damn Rabbit explain this portal that can - HEY, A BIRD!
I was insane when I was 12, copying a total of 6 things I thought were cool. I have kept only 3. Pinhead and Birdbrain are in that two, but I can never, ever tell who the last one is.
A bizarre Little Audrey short fascinated me. Here was this critically deformed crime duo, owned by no one. I had this feeling that I could make good characters out of them both, and I took them. But I have standards. I won't be the next Jean val Rjisselberge*.
Before I revealed the copying thing, I looked up almost every review of "Goofy Goofy Gander". Basically, people aren't too pleased by the cartoon, but a large amount of them like Pinhead and Birdbrain. I honestly don't know what I'm doing.
*The creator of a cartoon called "Robotboy" which has several disturbing similarities between it and "Astro Boy", which ran on the same network two years before the latter. The show has even used some things I came up with, thus startling me even more because "Skipper the Robot Kid" was born before "Robotboy".