Gottacon Starts Today!
Victoria, BC-based Sam and Fuzzy readers! From today 'til Sunday, my pal Alina and I will be appearing at Gottacon! You can find us during normal human hours at our big booth right in the middle of the hall, where we will be peddling books and shirts and drawing a ton of stuff. Woo!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Vampires, Cyborgs, and Ninjas Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!
"So, in panel two of Fangs for Nothing, Pt. 32, Ms. Potts is about to bite another vampire. What would happen if she did? Would they burst into glitter and ash? Or bite back? Maybe turn into a were-puppy? Just wondering." -Allison
Alas, she was K.O.'d with a chair before we got a chance to find out! But maybe we'll get to see in a future story.
Many of you emailed to ask why Ms. Potts would try to feed on other vampires. The short answer is, her impulse to bite (in that scene, at least) isn't really being driven by a hunger for blood... just a hunger for indulging in terrible biting/sex metaphors.
You said in this Q&A that Aaron used his robot hand screwdriver to test Bonusï¿½s robot clone-ness, but I thought the only thing he had in his hand was a bottle opener! Did he upgrade his robot hand between these strips or what?-Alex
I actually meant to say the bottle opener! It's the bottle opener in the DNA-testing comic. I just got confused when I looked back at it because the way I drew it made it look kind of like a screwdriver. You can tell I don't use a lot of bottle-openers in real life!
"Why hasn't Gertrude ever worn a mask?" -Anthony
Gertrude was born into the "ninja aristocracy", and never actually held any kind of real position or rank within the mafia itself. She aspired to be appointed to the high council after she graduated from university, but as we saw in her origin story, that didn't really work out.
In the new Ninja Mafia, Gertrude is more of a... outside contractor, than an actual rank-and-file commander. After all, can you imagine Gert swearing an oath of allegiance to emperor Sam? She's there strictly by choice, to help him out. And she doesn't have any real need to conceal her identity. So, she doesn't wear a uniform, and she doesn't wear a mask!