This is probably less “responsible caution” on their part than “stopping to sit around smokin’ and drinkin’ on this stairwell for a while kinda seemed like fun”
Kathleen Jacques is a Canadian cartoonist and designer based in Vancouver, BC, and she’s been drawing Band Vs. Band since late 2010. Its first collected print volume came out in 2014, and was named a Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the category of LGBT Graphic Novels. There’s a comic page that introduces the characters and premise here!