I've been a fan of Edward Gorey for a loooong time..... maybe 40 years. If you don't know him, you might know his work. He did a lot of book jackets, and he did the PBS Mystery! series animated intro. I love his macabre sense of humor. The Gashlycrumb Tinies is one of my favorites. Check it out. I always identified with N is for Neville who died of ennui.
One of his iconic characters is the eponymous the Doubtful Guest.
Here is the drawing from Gorey's Leaves from a Mislaid Album.
I decided to make him into a dimensional character.
Here he is in 3D. He's done in canvas and has a knitted scarf and embroidered tennis shoes.