Fletch, it is a real comic! Canadian comics legend Greg Hyland's been making it for something like 30 years. It began in print in the 90s when you could print and sell your own comics on paper and get them distributed nationwide, if you can imagine such an hysterical thing. It became a webcomic I want to say around 2000-2001? It's still going.
Mule Variations !!
My absolute favourite Tom Waits Album! AND my most favourite album package graphics as well - all rolled into one. Love your work and the wonderfully wide scope of your musical tastes, Mr. Twist!