This last month was the third annual Bear-Ninja-Cowboy ultimate tournament which is put on by my friends. It’s a set of characters he’s had for a while, but recently he illustrated a kid’s book based on them. I have a copy and it’s apparently doing decently for an independently published book. A huge congrats too them b/c it’s a really good book! You should get one!
Anyways, the reason Tom has a mask on is because he’s on one of the bear teams (same team as me). People are encouraged to get in costume, but some are easier to play in then others. Tom didn’t last long in that mask.