Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Travesty Edition
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"Do you still accept fan art?" -Rowan
Once upon a time, years and years ago, I tried to maintain a Sam and Fuzzy fanart gallery here on the site. These days, I don't really maintain any kind of gallery on the site, even of my own work... services like deviantart and tumblr kind of made it unnecessary. But I still love seeing the fanart that folks post, and sharing the particularly good stuff with other readers through my own tweets, tumbls and blog posts.
"Lord Varney is named after Varney the Vampire, the not-too-well-known vampire who actually predates Dracula in fiction, right? That's a pretty deep cut vampire joke right there." -Alex
He is! The idea is that he is the real-life vampire that inspired the fictional character. (The real Varney, as you can see, never gave in to the temptation to throw himself in a volcano.) You can all thank Shannon for informing me about the Varney character... I'd never heard of him until she did!
"In this strip Sin seems to be using the word "Travesty" as a synonym for "Tragedy" (which it's not), but considering the ACTUAL meaning of the word, is it ironic that he's kind of, unintentionally, using it right?" -Matt
Not to put too much stock in Sin's mastery of the English language, but he is totally using the word correctly! Sin is (pretending to be) disgusted by the farcical decision making of the committee. It's a travesty in the same way that a baffling court decision is a "travesty of justice". Words!
That's a wrap for this week, team. See you on Monday!