Inspiration: Peter Ryan

Originally, it was the colors and lines of Peter Ryan's illustrations that caught my eye.
But then I read the captions explaining his magazine illustrations. I found myself smiling and occasionally chuckling at his creativity. Each of his works has meaning and a message.
You should definitely browse through his illustrations and read the explanations. 
 Can you guess at the story behind any of these examples?
His sense of humor is evident in the captions beneath his name on the home page. They change periodically. Here are a couple that I read. 
"Sharp mind, dull upper body." 
"Good drawer. Great thinker. So-so lover."
It's nice to do great work but not take yourself too seriously. Kudos, Mr. Ryan!