We break away to a row house in the Turkey Neck.  The character for Hungry Joe is based on a old mug shot I found of a petty thief from the turn of the 20th century, also named Hungry Joe.  I’ll be darned if Mike Mignola didn’t use the same picture as the basis for his “joker” mug shot at the end of the proto-steampunk favorite Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.  I love Gibbon.  I keep Decline of the Roman Empire on my bedside table for occasional perusing.