That "new" comic is mentioned, amusingly enough, by Bill Tiller in his interview
at the Monkey Island Art Connection.
I worked with Steve Purcell in the office when he was working on Sam and Max Hit the Road, but we never worked on a project together. Steve is a really fun guy, and he is always doing some funky fun art piece, like carving a cool pumpkin for Halloween or creating a baby toy into a baby that smokes.
Funny stuff like that. He also had a lot of good stories and gossip about the comic book industry and comic book artists. He was a blast to hang out with. He even did a splash page for a Sam and Max comic and put me in as one of the crooks they were going to beat up! That was awesome!
Max the adorable rabbit shot (by Bill Tiller?!)!