Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Recruitment Edition
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"I was wondering if you would be open to making art prints/posters of the Ninja Mafia 'We Want You' poster? I would love to buy that, and I think maybe other people would too?" -Agni
A couple of people asked about this today! (The poster in question appears in the last panel of Wednesday's comic, in case any of you missed it.) For the purpose of a stand-alone poster, I guess I'd probably word it:
THE NINJA MAFIA WANTS YOU!
*not necessarily you specifically
And I'd do my best to ape the art style of those old Uncle Sam posters. What do you guys think? If it's a thing a bunch of folks want, I'm sure I could figure it out!
" 'Brain'? 'Hart'? Are we going to see 'Leng' and the twins 'Gal' and 'Bladder'?" -Jeremy
I admit, when I picked the name "Hart", the decision was definitely influenced by the many Sam and Fuzzy readers I've met at conventions who have mistakenly read "Brain" as "Brian". "Draw me a Brian!" they'll say. It always cracks me up a little.
Since Brain is an organ name that looks like a person name, I figured I'd make Fridge's "real" moniker a person name that sounds like an organ name. Symmetry! (Sort of.) And as for the other demons' names, well... you'll have to wait and see if any of them ever come up!
"Have you ever read "Astérix and Obélix" at any point in your life?" -Dan
I sure have! I'm not sure how widely read they are in the US (my understanding is not especially), but they are pretty widely available up here in Canada! Growing up, all the libraries in town had dozens of the Astérix volumes (and Tintin, as well), and I diligently read all of 'em several times. As a kid, I loved adventure comic books that weren't about superheroes, so Astérix was right up my alley.
It's been a while since I picked one up, and as of yet, I haven't read any of the newer books with the new creative team that took over after Uderzo retired. But I actually just watched the most recent film (Asterix: The Land of the Gods) a few weeks ago, which put these characters back on my mind after not thinking about any of them for a while. I was pretty impressed with how accurately it captured the tone of the books! (There are, for those who don't know, a lot of really bad Astérix movies.)
That's a wrap for this week, team. I got a lot of questions this week, so if I didn't get to yours yet, fret not... I may well just be saving it for next time. See you on Monday!