Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Serious Edition
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"Why doesn't Mr. X get a robot arm? After all, Aaron has a robot hand!" -Claire
I think Mr X doesn't have a mechanical arm because he doesn't want to admit that removing his own arm might have been a bad idea.
(It's also probably not in N-M-S's budget.)
"In Meet and Greet, pt 19, it occurred to me as slightly ironic that when spread-eagle, Mr. Y makes an X and Mr. X makes a Y.... if he stands on one leg. Or maybe upside-down. You know what I mean. Was this intentional, has this occurred to you as well after the fact, or did I just blow your mind?" -Kobayashi
My mind... is blown.
"So, when will we get back to the super-important 'Buddy is sick' storyline? When will we find out that Buddy is actually 17th century chemist Robert Boyle, the mastermind behind everything? WHEN?" -Laura
Oh, I can't say exactly when we'll pick up on that intensely rich narrative thread. But of course, when we do, the story will have massive, game-changing consequences on a scale never before seen in Sam and Fuzzy, or webcomics at all! (Obviously.)
"What music have you been listening to? That XOC Kirby album you recommended a bit back was so awesome, it leads me to assume you are a nonstop listener to truly top notch stuff." -Daniel
The two albums that have been getting the most airtime in my office lately are definitely Battles' Gloss Drop and Sloan's Double Cross (which I believe you can actually stream in it's entirety at that link.) They're about as far apart as you can get in rock music -- Battles is a sort of experimental math rock group, while Sloan is a very traditional singer/songwriter-driven classic rock four-piece -- but to butcher a Wolverine quote, both acts are some of the best at what they do. (And what they do is pretty stellar.)
"In comic 1444, we see that Sam has hair on his arms. This got me thinking, since I can't remember ever seeing his hairy limbs: is this the first time we see Sam wearing a short-sleeved shirt?" -William
Finally, we get to the important questions!
Sam used to wear short sleeves constantly in the early years of Sam and Fuzzy. But back then, most of my characters still sported those sort of "rubber hose" style arms like you'd see on Mickey Mouse or Felix the Cat. (He did have hairy legs, though.)
As my art style evolved over the years, the way I drew human bodies got a little more detailed and a little less 1930s. So when Sam went "missing" for awhile during the Noosehead storyline, I took the opportunity to redesign him up to more "realistic" (well, relatively speaking) human proportions. He hasn't worn short sleeves much since then, though, so this may indeed be the first time anyone has witnessed his arm hair. What can I say? I'm breaking new ground all the time 'round here. HANG ON TIGHT.
We return on Monday with more comics. See you then!