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The first, most prominent character in his work — and the one that inspired his professional moniker — was Mase Man, a guy in a space suit with shifty eyes. McFee has since phased him out, but at one time you could find Mase Mans pasted around Austin. “I wouldn’t consider myself a street artist, because to be one you have to be in the streets all the time, and I’m not,” says McFee. “But I always have markers, and if I’m in a bar bathroom with tons of drawings, I’m going to put mine up there, too. Growing up I was influenced by street artists, though. Seeing the work of the Beautiful Losers crew when I was 18 made me realize that all this doodling I’d been doing on my notebooks — I might be able to make a living doing that."