Oh yeah, I remember that cartoon! It is a pity nothing ever really came out of that. It's great to at least see what could have been. That's always an interesting bit of trivia. I like the negative thing. I hope it's not literal.
I guess you were just into better stuff. The drawing style is great here. Again, it seems unique for most of what you have done. You always know how to work with different styles. That's a nice cigarette.