imagine dan grzeca, a little drunk, a lot sleepy, sitting on a bench outside a hotel in seattle, saying "... so check it out .... it's kind of a skull-like character ... with thin long legs, and a sabre hanging on his belt. he's got a basket of flowers on his arm, and he's sprinkling his hand over a patch of flowers and butterflies, and they are alive. in the background, all of washington dc is burning. and in his left hand is a copy of the decline and fall of the roman empire by gibbons."
then imagine dan squinting, smirking, laughing a little, and giving a look like he knows a little more than you do about a lot of things, the future included.
and there you have your concept.