In 1992, Rick's story "Heredity" featured in issue #2 of Mark Martin and Tundra Publishing/Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.'s HYENA anthology series, (also feat. Wayno, Michael Kupperman, Shannon Wheeler, Walt Holcombe, Arakelian, Scott Musgrove & Brian Sendelbach, Ben Jackson, Mark Martin, Mark Campos, Terry LaBan, Brad Johnson, Roy Tompkins, Steven Cerio, Jim Woodring, Jeff Nicholson, Sherwin Mudflapp, Jr., and Scott Cunningham), followed with "Girilla" in '93's issue #4 (also feat. Todd Ramsell, Scott Musgrove & Brian Sendelbach, Steven Cerio, Jim Woodring, Mack White, Scott Cunningham, Sam Henderson, Michael Kupperman, Tom King, T.K. Atherton, Jay Cotton, and Roy Tompkins).
GRIMES: "HYENA came about because of the connection of Bissette and TABOO with Tundra and Mark Martin.
Both of my pages are parodies of life at home with 'the folks'.
"Girlilla" the best of the two.
My mother the ape, the buzzard my father.
Believe it or not, the dialogue isn't far off. What made them like that is a long story, (and only a slice of our life).
My mother read it and laughed so hard tears came out.
My father wouldn't know the difference if I'd showed it to him.