Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Franchise Edition
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"In Season Finale, Part 11, did you deliberately tease us with the prospect of Carlyle? Since my heart did somersaults in the air only to come crashing down deep into the fiery center of the earth, I just wanted to know that at least I underwent severe incineration due to an intentional cruelty on your part." -Mark
It didn't occur to me that people would think of Carlyle when I "wrote" the strip, but it did as soon as I was actually drawing it. And that was fine with me! I love the extra hidden weight it gives to Fuzzy's "Are you..." set-up line... if you are a long-time reader, anyway! I guess I am just a cruel person.
"Okay, so I've got to know: was Bonus "experiencing different textures" in his mouth a reference to Weyoun-6? -Adam
I have absolutely no idea what that is! So... maybe.
"On strip 1463 we see Sin in a car. Does Sin have a special car that allows him to control the car directly? Otherwise he is driving the body which drives the car. Is it like a matryoshka doll of science and control?" -Tom
No, it's just a regular car. So you're right! When you put it that way, it is kind of weird. Maybe that's why Sin finds driving so confusing.
Sin also eats through his suit sometimes. Kinda gross!
"I have a question about you and the comic. Have you ever considered doing it more often in the week, like everyday?" -Cooper
I have! Over the years, as Sam and Fuzzy has become an actual proper job, I've been able to devote more time to it. But the end result has ultimately been longer and more elaborately drawn comics, rather than more frequent updates. Especially now that it's largely a story-driven comic, I feel like having larger and more substantial updates, rather than shorter but more frequent ones, makes for a more satisfying reading experience.
Now, to be fair, I do also have other projects -- like making children's science magazines! -- competing for my time. But to be honest, even if I didn't, I think I'd be more likely to try launching a second comic or other project than to double up on Sam and Fuzzy. I don't know... I guess I just feel like drawing the equivalent of 300+ printed pages of Sam and Fuzzy every year is probably about the right amount. And it's fun to have different things to work on, to keep your brain sharp and avoid getting burned out. Variety is the spice of life, or whatever!
All right! That concludes our regular broadcast week. Come back on Monday for more comics, team!