Should I explain this, or should I assume that everyone is familiar with R. Crumb’s cover art for Big Brother and Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills album? Possibly even putting the names of the band members makes it slightly more comprehensible than the 1998 version.
(Wow, compare and contrast, huh? It’s weird to think that they were celebrating a different Christmas there–I mean, even this comic, set in the past, is in the future compared to when I did that comic, if you understand what I’m saying.)
(Hm. Reviewing that old page, I see I missed a trick here by just having Lance putting on his sunglasses, and not rubbing them sleepily.)
Lance’s tank top is awfully snug. I’m guessing it’s from Jeria’s “Old Clothes” box.
A persistent knocking awakens Eskimo. She stumbles up to the cellar door. Opening it a crack, she sees the angelic cyclops face of James Gurley as imagined by R. Crumb on the cover art for the Big Brother and the Holding Company album “Cheap Thrills.” She throws the cellar door open.
ESKIMO: JAMES GURLEY!
JAMES GURLEY (leading in a group of friends: Mandrake, Rory, Phil, Krys, Jeria, Robbie, and various Holding Company members): We thought we missed the party!
ESKIMO (shaking Lance awake): Lance, wake up! It’s Big Brother & the Holding Company!
KRYS: Hey idiots, you forgot to write A.M. or P.M. on your invitations.