Commander William Riker is a true Renaissance Man of the 24th century: poker player, jazz aficionado, Kirk-level lover of the ladies, and sporter of fantastic facial hair. No wonder a crew of webcomics artists have chosen to pay him tribute.

The Tumblr blog Number One has a healthy obsession with images of Star Trek: The Next Generation's first officer. This week, a handful of webcomics artists have joined in on the fun, creating their own portraits of Riker (and in one case, his transporter twin Thomas).

[Number One via Kate Beaton]

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing Beard

by John Campbell of pictures for sad children

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures and Jandrew Edits

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics

Webcomics Artists Take on Commander Riker and His Amazing BeardS

by Patrick Edwards-Daugherty of Secret Vespers