Why are we so awed by his skill and talent? Are we certain of what we are seeing? Is there some sleight-of-hand going on?
He has taken each character who cautiously steps into his repertoire, and made of him something unique, something not quite like any other … something who resembles neither himself nor any other of his cast of personalities … these souls who trail behind him, happily destined to take their place in the growing wake that stretches out behind.
There is no sign of Merlin in Dragoon, nor Dragoon in Dolma, nor Dolma in Emrys. There is no sign of Calum in Cathal, nor Cathal in Ariel, nor Ariel in Skinny Luke. No sign of Luke in Jimmy Minor, nor Jimmy in Victor, nor Victor in Tom, nor Tom in Jake. And there is no hint of Frankie in Leo.
Does there remain any wonder why we wait so impatiently for his next creation; why we follow his footsteps so doggedly; why we elevate him higher and higher in our estimation of his gifts and his dedication to his art ???