The final "Mr. Saturnhead" strip is a fitting conclusion, at once tipping its hat to previous themes (e.g., the "dream job" recalls the employment anxiety of "Occupational Hazard"
) and holding out hope for the future. The movement from despair to a life "full of possibilities" is swift and potent, but this text-heavy send-off transcends valedictory sniffles by featuring one of the funniest Saturnhead panels ever—#3, which suggests a whole secret universe of nonexistent Van Morrison albums. Only one full title is visible; the adumbrated album name cut off by the right border is apparently "Gypsy Jigmeister—Live!" The strip's title, however, comes from Big Star's Third
, an album the artist listened to incessantly at the time.
A previously unseen fair copy has also been reproduced above. Significantly, the final panel is blank—an equally resonant farewell. The sun-window combination is drawn twice, as are practice runs for the puddle (panel 1) and upturned face (panel 4). The marginalia in the upper-righthand corner (cut off due to scanner limitations) reads in full: Can I trust you pen
. It's a poignant glimpse of the artist beseeching his materials for one last good go.
—The Yale Herald
, April 24, 1992 (Vol. XIII, No. 13)