Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Stupid Pants Edition
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"How old is the childhood drawing on the "About the Author" page of the new book?" -Arthur
I don't actually know! The comic wasn't dated. But those scrawls and misspelled words are probably much more recent that I would want to admit.
Some of my fellow webcartoonists were able to master their craft relatively quickly -- turning out beautiful looking comics after only a relatively short period of time as artists. Well not me. I drew thousands and thousands of pages of horrible comics long before Sam and Fuzzy. Thank god there were no webcomics yet when I was a kid or teenager, or I might have put them online!
Want to see the specific piece of terrible childhood art that Arthur is talking about? No problem... just buy my new book! Terrible childhood art is selling feature, right?
"Is what Sin says in the 6th panel of this comic a reference to Fuzzy working with Hazel and Brain before he lost his memory?" -Anket
But that wouldn't make any sense! Or would it? No. No. Unless it did. (But it doesn't.)
UNLESS IT DOES.
The truth is... I don't remember. My memory was wiped shortly after I drew that comic. Our current storyline is actually an ingenious meta-biography. Where's my Eisner?
"In this comic, Renaldo was describing some of the characterizations the ninjas should have – “straight and narrow leader, token female, hotheaded rebel” etc. It just occurred to me that those were the exact descriptions they used for the ninja group Fuzzy used to be in. Was this intentional?" -Lizzy
Sure! The joke needed Renaldo to rattle off a bunch of traditional super hero team archetypes, so I picked those specific four as a little value-added bonus humour for long-time readers.
Of course, the ultimate super hero team would also include a charming romantic rogue, a wacky goofball, an audience surrogate junior member, and Christopher Walken.
That's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday, team.