Whew! Busy busy busy with Comic-con preparations. But here, have a...
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Short Edition
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"Is Buddy related to Blinky from Stuff Sucks by Liz Greenfield?" -David
No! Although I certainly was a fan of Liz's excellent webcomic. (Which, as far as I can tell, is no longer available to read online.)
Buddy is actually inspired by a real life black moor goldfish... party of a entire tank of fish I kind of unwittingly inherited and wound up taking care of for a year or so. Let's just say these comics subtly convey my views on the value of the the goldfish as a personal companion. Thud!
"I was going to send an email simply asking 'Is Sam's original rendering a cross between sonic the hedgehog and mario?' Then I did a search of the Q&A sessions, and found that you've already admitted heavy Sonic influences... So, new question: could you elaborate a bit on your history of your drawing style with respect to video-game-inspired art?" -Abram
To be honest, game art probably was never a big influence on my work. I mean, there was no internet yet (*shakes cane*), and art books were still super uncommon, so the only place you could even see game-related artwork was on the boxes of whatever games you owned.
Sonic certainly influenced my art, but that was more from the Sonic comic books than the games themselves. Sonic, the Disney duck books and Bone... those were what I read religiously as a kid, and probably the earliest influences on my own comics.
That's a wrap for today! Next week... NEW BOOK!