Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Crime Edition
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"Do your ideas for plots always originate with Sam and Fuzzy, or do you sometimes think of a random plot and then adapt it to Sam and Fuzzy?" -Kathryn
Plots not so much. Most of the story ideas I've come up with outside Sam and Fuzzy have stayed outside. (And thus far, remain unrealized entirely, but hopefully that will change someday!) Sam and Fuzzy is driven very directly by it's larger, long term story... even the relatively stand-alone individual smaller stories are almost always crafted to fill specific narrative or character arc needs.
But characters are another story! The world of Sam and Fuzzy is full of such weird and diverse people and creatures... it's very easy to slip an unusual character in even when they were originally designed for another project. (Theophilus the cat is a good example of this.)
"I saw news about this and couldn't help but being immediately reminded of Sam and Fuzzy. Snoop "Lion" telling everyone he wants to make an album without any rapping just seemed like something out of the Noosehead storyline. I hope the guy doesn't mysteriously die soon... I suppose this isn't really a Q&A style question. I just wanted to let you, and hopefully many other readers, know that reality is totally about to rip you off." -Jon
It's OK. I rip off reality all the time. We are totally even.
I see what you mean about that trailer! It is very easy to picture a jump cut inserted immediately after Snoop says "an album with no rapping," to Mr. Sin, watching YouTube in his darkened office, eyes narrowing.
"Referring to Wednesday's comic, is Brain actually Venom in cat form? I think Brain would make an awesome Venom in the Spiderman universe!" -Nick
Brain is... complicated. I probably shouldn't get into it because, you know... spoilers! He'd be a fun stand-in for Venom in a Sam and Fuzzy Spider-man parody, though.
Even though I've depicted Brain exactly as I planned from day one, I have been really (delightfully) surprised by how creepy these sequences have turned out. I guess some things look a lot more disturbing on paper than they do in your head!
That's a wrap for this week! Come back on Monday for SPLASH PAGE ACTION.