probably because this little hooded guy kinda followed me noteless for a long time. he was generally accompanied by his lizard apprentice. I saw both first as often used graffiti characters and found out later that they where underground comic characters in 1967, too.
then I found out about the link to Ralph Bakshi´s movie Wizards and the red robot, which was inspired by Bode´s Wizard.
I wanted to do like ... call it a homage, redesign or a third step
in the history of the evolution of this character.
he´s old now but drunk and high as always.
the Cheech Weezard with his Lizard ... Chong.