I'll add: that piece also looks like I was trying to draw Gary Larson's The Far Side, but a serious version, a non-jokey version.
And this, though this is more directly based on a very vivid dream I had. I first did this preliminary version:
...before I tackled it in full inks:
That dream was so vivid, by the way, I remember it had music. (Heck, one other dream was so vivid, I tasted something in it.)
I didn't realize the influence at the time, but hey, older and wiser. I hope.