I initially meant for Joe to be a throwaway character who served a brief purpose as a lead-in into another story arc altogether. So far, I’m glad I’ve kept him around! He reminds me of someone I know (even though he wasn’t directly inspired by him) and his rather self-aware sense of humor when it comes to the topic of mortality and change. Joe is resistant to change while his real life counterpart sometimes surprises me with his use of memes and pop culture references. Part of life is learning to roll with change, or you’ll find yourself being slowly weathered away by it. I’m curious to see what Joe does…