Howard Cruse is best known for his pioneering gay-themed comics Barefootz and Wendel, and his pioneering graphic novel STUCK RUBBER BABY. You can see more of his holiday wishes at his website:
BONUS! While poking around Cruse’s website — an activity we highly encourage — we found his Comics Vault, which includes a short comic entitled “The Nightmares of L*l*” which may interest the John Stanley fans out there. A sampling below (slightly NSFW).