Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Genre Edition
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"Who is the most genre savvy Sam & Fuzzy character? Is it Fuzzy? I feel like Fuzzy’s pretty genre savvy. But then, maybe the real question for Fuzzy is whether he is right genre savvy or wrong genre savvy. Sam seems like a good pick these days too. And it would be amazing if it turned out to be Malcolm. The best is probably Edwin, he’s the only one who realizes this story is really a vampire romance. No one else gets it for some reason. Cue chapter 97 (does this comic even HAVE chapters?) where Alexa is revealed to have been a vampire all along." -Jake
I'm actually not sure that anyone in Sam and Fuzzy is particularly genre savvy, although I'd be curious to know if you guys disagree or not.
I think a big part of the comic... especially lately... is depicting characters with very different philosophies dealing with muddy situations where it's not entirely clear which (if any of them) have the right idea. Perhaps a good way of thinking of it is that these characters don't agree about which genre of story that they are in, and that each of them thinks they are the only one who is genre savvy.
"A thought struck me not long ago which brought me worries and I think would worry other readers if they thought about it, so my question is this; should anything happen to prevent you from being able to complete Sam and Fuzzy - I hope this is not a universe in which such an event would occur - but, if so, do you have any sort of method in which your readers will still learn the outcomes of your future story arcs? Perhaps a hierarchy of Ninja Sam Clones who have been trained in the arts of Loganism in order to carry on the legends of Sam and Fuzzy?" -Aaron
I do sometimes wonder about this myself. I think a lot of long-form cartoonists do, actually! Like, what if I get hit by a bus tomorrow? It seems unlikely, because I wasn't planning on leaving the house, but... what if a bus drives through my house?
I do not have comprehensive notes or full scripts anywhere detailing how the story ends... it's all in my head! I've told Shannon the broad strokes, though. Ultimately I'm not sure it really matters. It's not like anyone else would step in to finish drawing it all for me.
Long story short, uh... let's all just cross our fingers!
"I've gotta say, I'm with Fuzzy on this. Why would his assuming he had met both genders of worm be unreasonable? If you meet 100 seemingly random people, you're going to assume there at least some of each gender." -Paul
I think Hazel was assuming that Fuzzy thought every caveworm he'd met was male, because none of them had obviously gendered apperances by humanoid standards. And, well, based on how Fuzzy responded, it sounds like that assumption was accurate, so I guess she just knows him pretty well!
We return on Monday with our next strip. See you then, team!