Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: asdfasdfasdfasdf Edition
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"How come you didn't do a driver shift for Desert Bus this year?" -Melissa
Unfortunately, since I moved this summer, I no longer live in the same city as the Loading Ready Run crew. I was kind of hoping I could plan a visit to Victoria that would be concurrent with Desert Bus, but alsa, it was not to be! Hopefully next year I will be more organized.
Did you see just how much the LRR team was able to raise this year? It was a phenomenal success, in every sense of both words. Way to go, guys!
"How does a dinosaur with such stubby arms manage to put a monocle on?" -Tina
Using a hilarious monocle-applying arm-extender plastic novelty device purchased at a dollar store. Obviously!
I think the real question here is... how does a dinosaur as big as Rexford manage to get in and out his own office? I mean, before he knocked that wall out with his head. Maybe that's what he has to do every time.
"What program do you use for setting type, sfx, and word balloons in the comics? Also, if anything's done by hand, then with what tools?" -Joe
I use Photoshop to draw panel borders and place regular word balloons and lettering. The more visually irregular elements -- like sound effects or expressively-written dialogue -- are usually drawn by hand right onto the original paper, using the same brushes and pens I use to do the art.
Photoshop is a great program, but it's pretty expensive. And if all you are doing is drawing borders and placing text, it's also probably extreme overkill. I use it because I already own it for my other work, but most or all of what I do in Sam and Fuzzy could be done with countless other cheaper programs like Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, or possibly even some of the free image editing tools you can find online. Heck, it could probably be done with a stone tablet and a few sharp rocks.
"How much hair gel must Hazel use to get her hair to stick up like that?" -Ben
Hazel's first heist was an entire freighter of mousse. It's the investment that keeps on giving!
That's it for this week! See you on Monday.