That’s interesting. I can see why you thought about it. I copied a little from the character analysis. I’ll bookmark the link for later too. Thanks. Welcome to WS. Enjoy the ride. You might want to buckle up though it might get a little bumpy along the way. Who knows what’s coming out next? The Illustrated Man The collection features two Illustrated Men—one in the frame story, found in "Prologue: The Illustrated Man" and "Epilogue," and one in the story "The Illustrated Man." Both have pictures on their bodies that tell stories and, according to the artist who made them, show the future. In the frame story, which sets the collection's tone, the Illustrated Man hates his Illustrations. They inspire dread and terror in people, and no one can bear to be around him. Because of this, he has become transient, moving from carnival job to carnival job. He is a victim of the Illustrations. However, he also may be a perpetrator of violence. His final Illustration shows him killing the narrator. Since the narrator runs away, however, readers never find out if the Illustrated Man is indeed a killer. In the latter story, the Illustrated Man is named William Philippus Phelps. One of his Illustrations shows him killing his wife, which he later does, and which leads to his own death, also shown on his body.