One of our frequent male models was this fairly muscular dude who didn’t seem to have much going on upstairs. Also he’d get woodies all the time, and that inspired this strip.
My roommate at the time had a huge thing for Britney Spears, so to speak. Come to think, that might be the source of Joe’s unJoeness during this period. I really think I’d started writing him as my roommate — definitely a horndog like Joe, but more realistically unsuccessful at it.