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If Sam and Fuzzy were a daily strip, I could probably have stopped today's comic at panel five. But alas, it's a three-times-a-week strip, and it's story based... which is exactly why I started making all my strips double-sized (and sometimes longer) a few years back. I know it might not always seem that way, but I really do try to cram in as much content as I can to keep the story rolling, and to make the strips feel satisfying and worth the wait!
With a story comic like S&F, longer strips can be vital, because it often takes that longer format to really flesh out a complete though, or gag, or action sequence, or twist. But if every now and then, you wind up with a strip like today's -- one that reads like it actually could have been split into two traditional "one page" comics instead -- well, nothing wrong with that, right? It's just kind of like a two-for-one!