Quick Photoshop colouring exercise. The gentleman with the silver nose and disturbing smile is Isidore 'Izzy' Perizene, a sort of showbiz agent and impresario in the P.T. Barnum mould, although -- unlike Barnum -- a spectacularly unsuccessful one. Part of the 'Tanglefoot' comic I'm very slowly cobbling together.
I really do have to apologise for that smile. 'Quiet desperation' is a remarkably hard emotion to capture.