Class 1! It was in his file and everything!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Boyle Edition
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"By any chance is the deactivation code 1691B the year of death and the first letter of 17th century chemist Robert Boyle?" -Jordan
"Will you be doing the Book Club bonuses again for the Sam and Fuzzy Fix Your Problem book?" -Alex
You bet! It went over so well the first time, I'd be silly not to.
That said, I still have one more bonus pack to release for owners of the first book! It'll drop sometime in June.
"I can't wait for the new book! But will you ever release book collections of the older comics, too? I want to fill a whole shelf with Sam and Fuzzy." -Karen
Short answer: as long as lots of of folks pick up Sam and Fuzzy Are Very Famous, then we're going to start collecting the archive with our very next book!
Long answer: Believe it or not, the older, uncollected Sam and Fuzzy strips add up to well over 1500 printed pages of comics. That's a minimum of four or five regular books right there! And considering I'm also producing a book's worth of new material each year, too... that gets to be a pretty unwieldy number of books to keep in print.
So, rather than collect the older arcs in a bunch of shorter books, I would like to put together a couple of massive, fancy, possibly hardcover omnibus-style collections, similar to the Invincible Ultimate Collections. And I suspect that's what most readers itching for book collections would really like to see, too!
The downside to this approach is that books like that cost a lot more to manufacture, and would be a pretty major undertaking for my publisher friends at Topatoco. That's why we started with the "smaller" -- and at 400 pages, I am using that word pretty relatively -- collections of the newest strips. Once they've got a pair of them out and can see there's a real continued market for Sam and Fuzzy books, they'll be ready to tackle larger and more expensive projects like the omnibuses.
In other words, if you'd like to see the archive collections happen as much as I do, the best thing to do is pick up Sam and Fuzzy Are Very Famous when it releases. (And Fix Your Problem, too, if you haven't already!) As long as you guys buy books, trust me... I will get you books. I will get you so many books. It'll be awesome!
Anyhow, enough hype from me. That's a wrap for this week, team. See you on Monday!