I'm thinking, honestly, of people like John Cusack in "Being John Malcovitch," only in the beginning. Here's a guy I honestly related to. He's living his life in a rather frivolous pursuit of puppetry, and no one can understand his art. He puts on shows with mature content and deep philosophy (stupidly in public) but despite his passion, he's hitting a wall. Forced out into the wilderness, he must take a job rather than do what he loves. This is the tragedy of humanity.
<_< Um...This is also coming from a man who makes no money off of his comic that are drawn in the attic of his wife's parent's house. 9_9 I'm real broke.
I just depressed myself. :P