As a child, Rick Griffin frequently played out elaborate stories with stuffed animals and became weird in the head due to it and associated traumas.
Therefore he decided that when he grew up, he would tell stories for a living and also become a real live dragon, or perhaps a kangaroo. Naturally, everyone shook their head at the young boy’s naivete, since as adults they knew that it was impossible to write stories as one’s sole career. They calmly explained that maybe he should get a day job as well.
The whole “day job” thing didn’t pan out. Now as the artist and author of Traitors Thieves and Liars, Housepets!, A&H Club, and other stories and comics, he is ultimately responsible for instigating far more worlds than a sane individual should be allowed.