In the book I wanted to do something to reestablish Prester’s character quickly for people that haven’t read my comics before, and his religious fundamentalism is important for what comes later with his relationship with Rickets. Toward the beginning of the book I have a bunch of the strips about the rabbit being obsessed with pornography, so I figured this idea of Prester holding a prayer vigil for the rabbit would fit it, and what he says when Rickets asks him out on a date starts off the dynamic between their characters, so this strips sets up those things pretty well. I also like the phrase, “homosexual debauchery,” here because I always wonder what exactly it is that the religious crazies think that gays get up to all the time, since obviously gay people like to party, but it sure as hell isn’t any wackier than the shit straight people get up to, especially the religious ones. I think they don’t have any clear idea what it is that gay people are like at all, and that’s what freaks ‘em out. In these comics, of course, Rickets is kind of sweet and nice and would like to being going out to movies and cuddling or something, and Prester is the recovering alcoholic who relapses frequently and drags him into all sorts of crazy shit. It’s always the people that think they have the answers about how everyone else should live their lives who are the most fucked up themselves.