'I'm Pierrot. I'm Everyman. What I'm doing is theatre, and only theatre....What you see on stage isn't sinister. It's pure clown. I'm using myself as a canvas and trying to paint the truth of our time on it. The white face, the baggy pants - they're Pierrot, the eternal clown putting over the great sadness of 1976.'
There have been pictures of Puddles with a dog (Latin is cynic?)
“And remember,” Wilde scolds us, “that the sentimentalist is always a cynic at heart. Indeed, sentimentality is merely the bank holiday of cynicism." Yeah, cover 'Boys Don't Cry.'
Puddles always has his suitcase (displaced person) and his lantern à la Diogenes looking for an honest man, living on a diet of onions (#cry).
I think this is a characterization he's still developing.