Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Waggly Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!
"OMG so I heard you're getting married. CONGRATULATIONS! So, wanna tell us how you proposed? *waggles eyebrows*" -SangMee
Ahh! Stop doing that with your eyebrows... it's creeping me out!
Like a lot of writers, Shannon is constantly reading, and has a book collection hefty enough to make our place look not entirely unlike a small library. So, I put together a short hardcover picture book -- one that chronicled the saga of our time together and ending with "the question" -- and plunked it next in line on her "to read" shelf for her to find on her own. (Although I did remove it any time I left the house, of course, or she might have found it and read it when I wasn't home!)
It's Shannon's book, so it's up to her to decide if and when to show it to folks, but we did post this one photo of it on twitter.
"If we bought a book during NEWW, how do we get on the Book Club list? " -Rose
Easy, Rose! Just drop me a line via email. There are lots of easy ways to prove you bought one... some people send photos, but I'm kind of partial to asking people ridiculous skill-testing questions. (Who is the first character to appear on page 277 and WHAT ARE THEY WEARING?!?)
"Man, in your comic you've had sex, multiple murders, humor revolving around disembodied heads, implied suicide, and all the trimmings. When the heck are you going to let one of your characters drop an F- or S-bomb uncensored? " -Joshua
To be honest, I never really try to censor myself in the comic. It definitely has its own distinct tone to which I try to be faithful, but by and large, if there's something I want to do in the story, I just do it. I guess that laundry list of sins is probably proof of that, although I like to think I presented it all in as classy a manner as possible. (Especially the disembodied heads.)
But in the case of f- and s-bombs... honestly, I just think cartoon swears are funnier! Especially in the context of angry people completely losing it. I don't know about you, but when I see those massive arrays of squiggles and symbols, I imagine a string of profanities more offensive than is even possible with real words.
"Any chance of seeing an aspiring pirate dinosaur shirt in the shop anytime soon? That painting pretty much had me laughing for a good 10 minutes." -Chris
Rest assured, I am working on making that happen! After all the requests, I'd be pretty dumb not to be.
That's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday.