To me, this rocker guy is inherently comical.  Especially the spandex.  The obvious joke would have been to give him some lyrics and let him belt them out, but all I could see him doing was the crowd warmup, and this …odd strip sprung up.

The unseen, unexplained narrator character is kind of a departure for me.  I prefer to explain everything, almost to a fault.  I don’t tend to do the kind of ambiguous humor you’d find in A Softer World, for instance.  Too many people compare that strip to PartiallyClips based on our form, but from a writing standpoint we’re very dissimilar.  I do enjoy A Softer World, but I know I have never read one and thought, “damn, I wish I had written that as a PartiallyClips.”