I think every guy, especially artists, find a lot identity through their work. As a graphic designer in a cubicle farm, I struggle to be both creative and corporately appropriate. Before I got my job and as I pursued a way to be a working artist, I repeatedly heard this phrase "Be a man. Get a job."
While this link between job and identity may not always be the best thing for a generation graduating into the recession, everyone knows it exists. Still, I haven't seen many illustrators tackle it. I really respect artists that address real-world issues, and hopefully I've done that here.