I have always been frightened with men. To the point where I couldn’t go into a gym because of the testosterone, and I felt weak. I don’t feel very manly, I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. People who are scary, they terrify me, but I can imitate them. I can stay terrified, or I can imitate what terrifies me.

Tom Hardy for Esquire Magazine 

Original back cover illustration by Jaime Hernandez from Love & Rockets #49, published by Fantagraphics, November 1995. The portrait is one of Jaime’s favorite actors, Lee J. Cobb, star of TV’s The Virginian and featured in films including On the Waterfront (“Johnny Friendly”), The Exorcist, and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit