Yes, the NIxon t-shirts, and New Kids on the Block Story were all Grosse's idea.
This is a great example of how art can sell a comic - if I had drawn this, it would've fallen flat.
No, Mr. Smith isn't a name you should recognize.
Yes, Kimberly is making up all the history as she goes along. I don't think the theatre was around in 1814.
That's Greg, from Real Life, in the portrait there.
Kiranga pt 2 drawn by Grosse