I drew this creature to be part of a larger comic book world I was creating long ago involving vampires as the primary antagonists and protagonists, but the creature itself is not vampiric. In one scene I wrote, two men look directly into the eyes of the Phalman and go mad with fear. I never did decided exactly what was going on here, but I knew that this thing left behind a bloody trail wherever it traveled.
I enjoy the hair design, but I've always enjoyed a good hair stripe. Hmph...maybe I'll have to reinvestigate this idea for the Featured Creature. I never did do a full figure piece of this creature.