When I first saw Clive Barker's magnificent movie Hellraiser (at the tender age of sixteen), the film's imagery was forever branded on my cerebral cortex. There was so much cool material in the film (and in the novella it's based on, The Hellbound Heart) that my imagination was sparked. Rictus here was born. I drew him several times in school, trying to get the look of him just right. I could never seem to get him to look creepy enough, though, especially after reading the very cool Hellraiser comic books. Recently, for the 'hell' of it, I tried again, and this is the result. The old boy looks better than he ever has.