Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: 2010 Edition
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"What happened to O-GAWD? I was looking forward to some guest artists having their way with Sam and Fuzzy. Do you intend on doing it at a later point?" -Andy
I have good news for you, Andy! The "Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Duration" will return with a vengeance right after the "Employee of the Month" storyline wraps up.
While some of my favourite artists are providing their own unique takes on my characters, I will be busy building up a buffer of my own strips... strips that will run later, while I am away on my first actual non-convention-related vacation in about eight years. (I am going to Peru!)
"I thought the Bindi was the sign of marriage. That the girl was already married...isn't it?" -Sul
Traditionally, you bet! And in some places, that is definitely still the case. But in other places -- both in and outside India -- it's become more of a general beautification accessory and is no longer meant to indicate marital status or religion.
I briefly considered having Devahi mention some of that in the comic, but I wound up cutting it. It was starting to read more like an encyclopedia entry than actual natural human dialogue! And I have to assume not everyone shares my passion for reading encyclopedias as a leisure activity. (I'm on "G".)
"I'd mostly forgotten about her until now, but seeing the Malcolm comic reminded me. Are Nicole and Sam still an item? She hasn't appeared in a while..." -Emily
You will find out what happened to Nicole in our next volume! ("Employee of the Month" is the second-to-last storyline of our current volume.)
"Did you model Mr. Blank's incognito persona at Sin's record company, Willis, on yourself, or at least how you draw yourself?" -Kevin
Not intentionally! All I was really trying to do was make Willis look as nerdy, meek and nonthreatening as humanly...
...wait a minute.
That's it for this week, team! See you on Monday.