Thank you, everyone, for making the Omnibus kickstarter such an astonishing success. Things got pretty crazy toward the end there! (Apologies to everyone trying (and failing) to watch the countdown livestream... until Wednesday, I had no idea that the site capped the maximum number of watchers.)
At long last, the entire run of Sam and Fuzzy will be available in print -- yes, with a classy slipcase for the hardcovers -- and you made it happen. Now I've got a ton of work ahead of me, and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. I can't wait to get these books in your hands!
I've got a pretty packed couple of weeks ahead of me, getting the Omnibus ready for the printers and also appearing at a pair of conventions... Gen Con and Fan Expo Toronto! Which is exactly why I set these that very time aside for our traditional O-GAWD!(AKA: The Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Duration.) For the next two weeks, Sam and Fuzzy will be updated every weekday with a brand new strip from a special guest comics creator. After that, I will return in full force with our next big, crazy chapter. Woo!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Mini Edition
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"Have you explained why Sin never wears shoes? I seem to have forgotten about it until today's strip. Maybe the rest of the committee would take him more seriously if he at least wore them to meetings? I'm just saying! " -Michael
Sin's shoelessness is something I threw in early to make the character appear a little... off. Sin's dress is meant to evoke the barest semblance of a businessman's outfit, much in the way that Sin himself is meant to evoke the barest semblance of a human. It shows that he just doesn't quite get how either of these things is supposed to look. (And of course, because his feet aren't real feet, he doesn't need to wear shoes.)
"Question for next Q&A: Is Chompy truly the scion of the illustrious Alphonso, or had Butcher been having illicit rendezvous with a certain dinosaur from the Underground? Will we see any more of Chompy in the future? " -Tom
Chompy is really, honestly, truthfully just a hideous cat. He only still looks like a dinosaur because Rikk insists on shaving him regularly. (Weirdo.) They still live together, so Chompy is mostly likely to turn up if someone needs to visit Rikk. But there aren't any specific Chompy-centric storylines or plot twists coming up. (At least not that I'm willing to admit to.)
"In this comic, you drew Mr X with both arms in the last two panels. I was wondering if you just forgot about his missing arm or if he just got a new robotic arm, like Aaron's hand?" -Rowan
Rats! That's an inking error. The extra arm was just meant to be the side of his body and arm nub (like in the previous panel)... but the misplaced internal highlight of his leg turned it into an arm. Whoops!
It's already been printed in a book, so it's too late to fix! We'll have to retcon this mistake into more carelessness from Jess Star, who was impersonating X at this time.
OK! Back to work. Come back on Monday for the first of our guest strips!