I've kind of gone about this in the reverse order, but upon reflection I realized what I've been doing and on some level trying to do, with Pinky Blues.
Obviously, with a pink elephant, the tooth fairy and, now some concoction of Death, I've been using very iconic fictional characters. That was always an intent from the beginning.
But what I've come to realize is that, as opposed to one of my favorite filmmakers, Wes Anderson, who can make the mundane or banal (family, school, oceanography) seem utterly fantastic and surreal, I am taking the fantastic and surreal and making them utterly mundane and banal. And I like that. So I just thought I'd share some of my motivations with you all.