If you really want him facing towards us, maybe you should add some distant fireworks in the background. That would help indicate that there are fireworks going off all over the place, including in front of the guy.
There is something about the guy's pose/anatomy that is bothering me, but me being me and all I'm not sure I can put my finger on it. Maybe once the sketch is cleaned up a little he will look better.
EDIT: I looked over it again and it seems his torso is slightly too short. His calves and ankles might be a little too wide as well. And either his head is a little squat, or maybe his neck is too short.
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