BACKLINKS OF RELEVANCE: You can see Fuzzy storming into the Newport police office to ask about Hazel earlier in this volume. And you can see a flashback of Fuzzy and Hazel's final use of the teddy-bear scam (AKA the "Ruxpin Maneuver") in the final chapter of Sam and Fuzzy Fix Your Problem. (It's actually an interesting scene to re-read in retrospect, since at the time, Fuzzy had no idea just how many times they'd pulled that scam, while Hazel knew all too well.)
In other news... it's only a couple of weeks 'til Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! Like last year, Topatoco is bringing so many different artists, they can't all be contained in booth #202... so Jeph, Jhonen and I will be hanging out across the aisle in booth #203 (affectionately known as the "Topatoco Annex"), most likely hurling things at the other booth. Here's the floorplan of our future battleground, and here's a list of all the other guests who will be at the show!